The new concept coupled with technology, that is now doing rounds is cloud computing’. In a nutshell same is concept between Traditional IT offering Vs cloud computing. Like in a restaurant, wherein you’re only worried about the quality of food and expected service offering and not much bothered about who’s the chef, waiter or the kitchen appliances or where the kitchen is, so is the situation with cloud computing the consumer is focused on service offering and not on hardware, software, raw info or resources used to provide the service offering or end product. Organizations aren’t going to jump into cloud computing, they’d evolve and move towards features of cloud computing infrastructure over amount of time as they feel confident about the same.
IT services were outsourced, in order that organization could focus on the core business area, cloud computing could well be a further step forward. Now, let look at the service models typically considered in cloud computing. With regards to usage, the application are accessed through browser and terms and condition might be governed by service level agreements. Possible examples might be simple free generic e-mail service to complex ERP system. Development and deployment platform might be offered as a service to developers to build, deploy manage, application on SAaS. If you look at cloud deployment strategy, its typically, public, private and hybrid clouds.
The next question is any one’s mind will be, what type of hardware does one require towards hosting cloud computing? During this time, typically cloud computing is deployed in traditional model. This is where hardware could play a major role, the new technology like grid computing, real application clusters, automatic storage management, server scale up and server virtualization capabilities play an important role toward better management and deployment of cloud. As we progress, we’d well be moving away from the Silos-based computer system and application. Cloud computing infrastructure will be residing in data centre, this would call for efficient use of hardware and more over manpower would need to support multiple servers or application.
Optimization and effective monitor would play larger roles in infrastructure management of those data centre towards cloud computing. Standards in cloud computing are evolving and according to a leading standards organization, some of the key features towards cloud computing. Resource Pooling: The provider’s computing resources are grouped to serve multiple consumers utilizing a multi tenant model. Measured service: Cloud systems automatically control and optimize resource use by leveraging a measurement capability at some level of abstraction appropriate to the kind of service. Resource usage can be monitored, controlled, and reported, providing transparency for the provider and consumer of the service used.