Monday, April 27, 2009

CLOUD TECHNOLOGY

Cloud Computing [ known as Softwares as a Service (SaaS), and also as on-demand software ] is a new technique in which you can access the services and software application on your system without the need of installing software applications and services on your end. The reason behind this is that all these services/applications are provided to you from any system that is enrolled or part of the cloud.

Cloud computing is a computing paradigm in which tasks are assigned to a combination of connections, software and services accessed over a network. This network of servers and connections is collectively known as "the cloud." Computing at the scale of the cloud allows users to access supercomputer-level power. Using a thin client or other access point, like an iPhone,
BlackBerry or laptop, users can reach into the cloud for resources as they need them. For this reason, cloud computing has also been described as "on-demand computing."

An example of Cloud Computing is Google Apps, which provides common business applications online that are accessed from a web browser, while the software and data are stored on Google servers.

Cloud Technology is a style of computing in which typically real-time scalable resources are provided “as a service” over the Internet to users who need not have knowledge of, expertise in, or control over the technology infrastructure ("in the cloud") that supports them.