Although hype and conjecture has surrounded the concept of cloud computing for a long time now it is more than just a buzz term. With the increased uptake in portable devices such as smartphones, tablets and even laptops in the private consumer sector, as well as the resultant shift to home based work, business on the move and the use of personal devices in the workplace, the need for centralised, virtualised computing resources has surged in the last couple of years. In fact many of us use some form of cloud computing every day without really acknowledging it, whether it be webmail or online gaming.
What is Cloud Computing
In a very general sense, cloud computing describes any scenario where the user (the cloud client) is accessing computing resource from a virtualised environment (the cloud) via an internet connection. It can be though of in contrast to use of computing … Read More