Emerging Technologies (Cloud Computing)
Cloud computing is the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices as a utility like the electricity grid over a network typically the Internet .
Cloud computing provides computation, software applications, data access,data management and storage resources without requiring cloud users to know the location and other details of the computing infrastructure.
End users access cloud based applications through a web browser or a light weight desktop or mobile app while the business software and data are stored on servers at a remote location. Cloud application providers strive to give the same or better service and performance as if the software programs were installed locally on end-user computers.
At the foundation of cloud computing is the broader concept of infrastructure convergence or Converged Infrastructure and shared services. This type of data Centre environment allows enterprises to get their applications up and running faster, with easier manageability and less maintenance, and enables IT to more rapidly adjust IT resources such as servers, storage, and networking to meet fluctuating and unpredictable business demand.