To: Mari Buche, Colleague
From: Kristen Therrian, Colleague
Date: October 20, 2014
Subject: Cloud Computing
The world of cloud computing has recently become of interest in my research. I would like to hear from you on whether cloud computing is something I should pursue after discussing what cloud computing is, what is the cloud computing system architecture like, what are its advantages, and disadvantages. The article reviewed shows that cloud computing is a network of computers that handles the brunt work of running applications. Companies need only to install one application that lets employees log onto a web-based service, such as the internet which hosts all the programs that ...view middle of the document...
The virtualization of servers also reduces the need or use of physical machines.
The advantages of cloud computing is that applications and data storage can be accessed from anywhere. This kind of software is easier to install and use. Instead of installing a whole suite of software, the company just installs one application. Cloud-based services are also cheaper than upgrading software or software licenses. The costs of hardware decline, because all companies have to do is store the information on remote computers. This deducts the need of an extensive hard drive. Companies just pay a set fee to a cloud computing company. Companies also have the option of storing their data on someone else’s hardware. This ensures no storage space is needed on the front end.
The disadvantages of cloud computing include privacy and security. The security issue stems from the fact of companies having to trust another company with their security matters. No longer are secrets and important information hidden completely. This is why...