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Cloud Computing by Mind Map: Cloud Computing
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Cloud Computing

Client

Mobile

Palm Pre, The smartphone was the first to use Palm's new Linux-based operating system, webOS., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_Pre

Windows Mobile, Windows Mobile, is a compact mobile operating system developed by Microsoft, and designed for use in smartphones and mobile devices., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Mobile

iphone, The iPhone is a line of Internet- and multimedia-enabled smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone

Android, Android is a mobile operating system using a modified version of the Linux kernel. It was initially developed by Android Inc., a firm later purchased by Google., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_(mobile_device_platform)

Thin Client

Cherrypal, Cherrypal is a small, light nettop computer using a PowerPC-processor, the Freescale 5121e system-on-a-chip (SoC), integrated main-board, and Xubuntu as its operating system., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CherryPal

Wyse, Wyse Technology is a manufacturer of thin client hardware and software., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyse

Zonbu, Zonbu is a technology company that sells a computing platform which combines a web-centric service, a small form factor PC, and an open source based software architecture., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zonbu

Web browser

Internet Explorer, Windows Internet Explorer (formerly Microsoft Internet Explorer; abbreviated to MSIE or, more commonly, IE), is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Explorer

Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite and managed by Mozilla Corporation., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla_Firefox

Google Chrome, Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine and application framework., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Chrome

Layers

應用層 Application Layer | 軟體即服務 Software as a service

Peer-to-peer, Skype, Skype (pronounced /ˈskaip/) is a software application that allows users to make voice calls over the Internet., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skype

Volunteer computing, BOINC, The Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) is a non-commercial middleware system for volunteer and grid computing. It was originally developed to support the SETI@home project, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berkeley_Open_Infrastructure_for_Network_Computing

Web application, Webmail, Webmail (or Web-based e-mail) is an e-mail service intended to be primarily accessed via a web browser, as opposed to through a desktop e-mail client (such as Microsoft Outlook, Pegasus Mail, Mozilla's Thunderbird, or Apple Inc.'s Mail). Very popular webmail providers include Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, and AOL, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webmail, YouTube, YouTube is a video sharing website on which users can upload and share videos., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YouTube, Flickr, Flickr is an image and video hosting website, web services suite, and online community. In addition to being a popular website for users to share and embed personal photographs, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flickr, Facebook, Facebook is a social networking website that is operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc.Users can add friends and send them messages, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook, Twitter, Twitter is a free social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author's profile page and delivered to the author's subscribers who are known as followers., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter

Security as a service, MessageLabs, MessageLabs, now part of Symantec, is a major provider of integrated messaging and web security services (hosted security) .MessageLabs provides a range of managed security services to protect, control, encrypt and archive communications across Email, Web and Instant Messaging., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MessageLabs, Purewire, Purewire, launched in November 2007, provides an in-the-cloud security service for web traffic. Its services block malware and secure the use of the Web., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purewire, ScanSafe, ScanSafe is a provider of Web security-as-a-service (SaaS) for organizations. Its services block malware and secure the use of the Web and messaging. Noted as being the first to successfully deliver a Secure Web Gateway service., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ScanSafe, Zscaler, Zscaler, launched on August 4, 2008, provides an in-the-cloud security service for web traffic. The service offers SaaS protection against malware and enforce policies for outbound web traffic., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zscaler

Software as a service, Google Apps, Google Apps is a service from Google for using custom domain names with several Google products. It features several Web applications with similar functionality to traditional office suites, including: Gmail, Google Calendar, Talk, Docs and Sites., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Apps, Salesforce.com, Salesforce.com is an online software as a service (SaaS) company distributing business software, in which access to business software is purchased on a subscription basis and hosted offsite., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salesforce, Zoho, The Zoho Office Suite is a Web- based online office suite containing word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, note-taking, wikis, CRM, project management, invoicing and other applications developed by ZOHO Corporation., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoho

software plus services, Microsoft Online Services, Microsoft Online Services is Microsoft's hosted software offering and a component of their Software plus services strategy, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Online_Services

Storage [Distributed], Content delivery network (CDN), A content delivery network or content distribution network (CDN) is a system of computers containing copies of data, placed at various points in a network so as to maximize bandwidth for access to the data from clients throughout the network., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_delivery_network, Untitled, BitTorrent, BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer file sharing protocol used for distributing large amounts of data. BitTorrent is one of the most common protocols for transferring large files, and it has been estimated that it accounts for approximately 27-55% of all Internet traffic, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitTorrent_(protocol), Amazon CloudFront, Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery network (CDN) offered by Amazon Web Services. CloudFront operates on a pay-as-you-go basis., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_CloudFront, File synchronization, Live Mesh, Live Mesh is a data synchronization system from Microsoft that allows files, folders and other data to be shared and synchronized across multiple personal devices and up to 5GB on the web., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_Mesh

平台層 Platform Layer | 平台即服務 Platform as a service

Services, Identity, OAuth, OAuth is an open protocol that allows users to share their private resources (e.g. photos, videos, contact lists) stored on one site with another site without having to hand out their username and password., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OAuth, OpenID, OpenID is an open, decentralized standard for authenticating users which can be used for access control, allowing users to log on to different services with the same digital identity where these services trust the authentication body., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenID, Payments, Amazon Flexible Payments Service, Amazon FPS (Flexible Payment Service) is an Amazon Web Service that allows the transfer of money between two entities., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Flexible_Payments_Service, Google Checkout, Google Checkout is an online payment processing service provided by Google aimed at simplifying the process of paying for online purchases. Users store their credit or debit card and shipping information in their Google Account, so that they can purchase at participating stores at the click of a button., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Checkout, PayPal, PayPal is an e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet. PayPal serves as an electronic alternative to traditional paper methods such as checks and money orders., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PayPal, Search, Alexa, Alexa Internet, Inc. is a California based subsidiary company of Amazon.com that is known for its toolbar and website. Once installed, the toolbar collects data on browsing behavior which is transmitted to the website where it is stored and analyzed and is the basis for the company's web traffic reporting., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexa_Internet, Google Co-op, Google Co-op is a platform provided by Google that allows web developers to feature specialized information in web searches, refine and categorise queries and create customized search engines, based on Google Web Search., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Custom_Search, Yahoo! Search BOSS, Yahoo! Search BOSS (Build your Own Search Service) is a Yahoo! Developer Network initiative to provide an open search web services platform., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahoo!_Search_BOSS, Real-world, Amazon Mechanical Turk, The Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) is one of the suites of Amazon Web Services, a crowdsourcing marketplace that enables computer programs to co-ordinate the use of human intelligence to perform tasks which computers are unable to do., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Mechanical_Turk

Solution stacks, Java, Google App Engine, Google App Engine is a platform for developing and hosting web applications in Google-managed data centers., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_App_Engine, PHP, rackspace Cloud Sites, Cloud Sites is a cloud platform offering, similar to traditional web hosting only built on horizontally scalable hardware infrastructure. The Rackspace Cloud is a web application hosting/cloud platform provider ("Cloud Sites") that bills on a utility computing basis., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rackspace_Cloud#Cloud_Sites, http://www.rackspacecloud.com/, Python Django, Google App Engine, Google App Engine is a platform for developing and hosting web applications in Google-managed data centers., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_App_Engine, Ruby on Rails, Engine Yard, Engine Yard is a San Francisco, California based company focused on advancing the state of the art in Ruby on Rails. Since December 2006, it has provided a Cloud-style environment for Ruby on Rails applications., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engine_Yard, Heroku, Heroku is an online Ruby on Rails cloud PaaS (Platform as a Service) run by a San Francisco, California based company with the same name. It was one of the first cloud platform providers (having been in development since June 2007) and the company reports over 50,000 applications running on its service., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heroku, .NET, rackspace Cloud Sites, Cloud Sites is a cloud platform offering, similar to traditional web hosting only built on horizontally scalable hardware infrastructure. The Rackspace Cloud is a web application hosting/cloud platform provider ("Cloud Sites") that bills on a utility computing basis., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rackspace_Cloud#Cloud_Sites, http://www.rackspacecloud.com/, Azure Services Platform, Microsoft's Windows Azure Platform is a cloud platform offering that "provides a wide range of Internet services that can be consumed from both on-premises environments or the Internet", http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azure_Services_Platform

Storage [Structured], Databases, Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon SimpleDB is a distributed database written in Erlang[1] by Amazon.com. It is used as a web service in concert with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Amazon S3 and is part of Amazon Web Services., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_SimpleDB, BigTable, BigTable is a compressed, high performance, and proprietary database system built on Google File System (GFS), Chubby Lock Service, and a few other Google programs; it is currently not distributed or used outside of Google, although Google offers access to it as part of their Google App Engine., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BigTable, File storage, Amazon S3, Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is an online storage web service offered by Amazon Web Services. Amazon S3 provides unlimited storage through a simple web services interface., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_S3, Nirvanix, Nirvanix Storage Delivery Network or Nirvanix SDN is a 'web-based platform for developers enabling quick and easy integration of scalable storage and delivery into any application, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nirvanix, rackspace Cloud Files, Cloud files is a cloud storage service that provides "unlimited online storage and CDN" for media (examples given include backups, video files, user content) on a utility computing basis (at USD 0.15/GB/month), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rackspace_Cloud#Cloud_Files, Queues, Amazon Simple Queue Service, Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) is a distributed queue messaging service introduced by Amazon.com in April of 2006. It supports programmatic sending of messages via web service applications as a way to communicate over the internet., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_SQS

基礎設施層 Infrastructure Layer | 基礎設施即服務 Infrastructure as a service

Compute, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (also known as "EC2") allows users to rent computers on which to run their own computer applications. EC2 allows scalable deployment of applications by providing a web service through which a user can boot an Amazon Machine Image to create a virtual machine, which Amazon calls an "instance", containing any software desired., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_CloudWatch, RightScale, RightScale is a web based cloud computing management platform for managing cloud infrastructure from multiple providers, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RightScale

Network, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is a commercial cloud computing service that provides a virtual private cloud, allowing enterprise customers to access the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud over an IPsec based virtual private network., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_VPC

Storage [Raw], Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (also known as "EC2") allows users to rent computers on which to run their own computer applications. EC2 allows scalable deployment of applications by providing a web service through which a user can boot an Amazon Machine Image to create a virtual machine, which Amazon calls an "instance", containing any software desired., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_EC2