Cloud Computing

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Cloud Computing by Mind Map: Cloud Computing

1. Infrastructure

1.1. Compute

1.2. Block Storage

1.3. Network

2. Tech that uses Cloud Computing

2.1. Phones

2.2. Laptop

2.3. Servers

2.4. Desktops

2.5. Tablets

3. Benefits of Cloud Computing

3.1. Software management – the software is not installed on the businesses computers so less time and money is needed for management the software, such as running updates, therefore, all employees would be working with the latest/same version of software to prevent any potential conflicts.

3.2. Hardware requirements – cloud computing software runs on the service providers servers and not the individual workstations, so a business can use cheaper, less powerful computers

3.3. Flexibility – businesses can adapt to their needs, whether in growth or shrinking in size by easily increasing or reducing access to cloud computing services.

4. Personal and Professional uses of Cloud Computing

4.1. Cloud computing provides access to software, resources and information via a virtual service as with cloud storage.

4.2. It is often referred to as being ‘available on demand’ but it does rely on having an internet connection

4.3. There are more WiFi hotspots available and more and more people have access to 4G allowing you to chat to friends, and browse the internet whilst on the move.

5. Application

5.1. Monitoring

5.2. Content

5.3. Collaboration

5.4. Communication

5.5. Finance

6. Platform

6.1. Object Storage

6.2. Identity

6.3. Runtime

6.4. Queue

6.5. Database

7. Drawbacks of Cloud Storage

7.1. Access to software – if the businesses internet connection is down, then the software will not be accessible to be used which leads to loss of productivity.

7.2. Security – the business has no control over the updating of software and security practices for the data stored, which could lead to security issues.

7.3. Ongoing costs – cloud computing software is usually a subscription service, which means increased ongoing costs for running the business.

7.4. Features – sometimes cloud based software has reduced feature sets, when compared with their desktop equivalents.