Cloud computing in business

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<ol><li> 1. Cloud Computing in Business </li><li> 2. By Syed Musa Nasrullah ( </li><li> 3. Cost and Benefit Analysis </li><li> 4. Benefits Eliminate large reoccurring capital expenditures Higher quality hardware at a lower cost No expenditures on expensive hardware No need for the upfront capital expense of infrastructure software Fewer Expensive Software Upgrades Predictable IT costs Latest technology Reduce spending on IT operations Reduced IT support costs Tax benefits of cloud computing </li><li> 5. Cost Technical issues High speed internet connection Training Security in the cloud Companys sensitive information to a third-party cloud service provider Prone to attack Nothing on the Internet is completely secure </li><li> 6. Storage and Databases </li><li> 7. Implementation Virtual Machines Run databases on instances Can use own image or read-made image Database as a service Just the database instance No installation or maintenance required for database server </li><li> 8. Features Management Web-based consoles Easily create snapshots Modify or allocate resources Service provider is responsible for installing, patching and updating the underlying software stack Scalability Auto and manual scaling Increase database size as required </li><li> 9. Features Data models Relational databases SQL database, such as Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server, and MySQL Non-relational databases NoSQL databases, such as Apache Cassandra, CouchDB and MongoDB </li><li> 10. Backup and Recovery </li><li> 11. Backup One of the most popular uses of cloud Vendors provide backup service as part of their complete storage offering Backup using snapshots cloud mirroring Automatic backup operations at specified interval Data stored as compressed and encrypted The popular vendors provide at least 6 replications of the whole data-set around the world Real time seamless mirroring of entire dataset </li><li> 12. Recovery Any data from the snapshot history can be restored File synchronization and access from any location Immediate recovery using secondary cloud No interference or interruption in user operations Automated recovery No overhead cost for backup or recovery management </li><li> 13. Efficiency and effectiveness </li><li> 14. Efficiency and effectiveness Higher worker productivity Economies of scale Utilization of resources Flexibility Abstraction of servers from the application Decrease organizational issues The problem of miscommunication between IT departments driving server purchases, and facilities departments paying the electric bill Power usage efficiency </li><li> 15. Capacity for growth </li><li> 16. Capacity for Growth Increasing competition by providing scalability to all sizes of businesses Helping in innovation and better service Case Study Netflix Implemented cloud storage Gained huge competitive advantage over Blockbuster and HMV $4.37bn revenue Added 2.3m new US subscribers </li><li> 17. Capacity for growth Helps businesses to grow and survive even in critical economic conditions. E.g. Transics (SaaS Provider) It eliminates or at least reduces the cost of failure Offers a way of future-proofing the business </li><li> 18. The end </li></ol>