Identical Service, Various Day – Cloud Computing

Feb 14, 2022 Others

Yes, we produced a play on the old S.S.D.D. acronym. But if you look at technology and timelines, you are going to see why this isn’t such a poor description.

But initial, lets define Cloud Computing. Before I create it down, I want you to know, that I didn’t do a search for “Cloud Computing definition” before beginning this post. Let’s see how close I come.

Cloud Computing –

“An application that is supplied to a computing device where the execution of the core application is accomplished separate from the (application) client, and outside the user’s private secure network, alternatively accessed by a shared public network.

The core application is owned and executed by some other 3rd celebration. The core application is also developed or configured such that it seems to be a single instance of the application to the user or precise group of customers. The application client may well be a standards primarily based interface, a custom software application, or embedded firmware primarily based.

The crucial distinction amongst cloud computing and the client – server model is that in the client – server model, the core application and hardware is maintained (normally) by the customers organization and located inside the private secure network.”

So, did I come close?

Because I’ve been about computing and networking for a lengthy time, which is why I nonetheless get in touch with myself an Independent Telecommunications Consultant, even although I am seriously a Technology Consultant. So extended that I don’t forget setting up UUCP connections at the blazing speed of 2400 bps. I’ve observed a lot of a variety of business trends, and how they concentrate on buzzwords. I am not saying that there have not been great innovations and that they didn’t deserve the marketing and advertising hyperbole that they received, but I’ve also seen some definitely inventive spins on concepts that have been around for years.

One particular of the greater spins is Cloud Computing

Cloud computing has been about for decades, just called a thing else. Let’s make a list of the “crucial characteristics” of my definition of cloud applications.

Major application processing is not on the user’s computing device.
Primary application runs outdoors the private network, on 3rd celebration hardware/software program.
Seems as a single instance to the user(s).
User accesses application with a requirements primarily based client.
My initially example of a cloud application that is been around for years?

POP3/IMAP E mail

Possibly the first ubiquitous application anybody applied on the world-wide-web, and in my case, back to when I ran a MajorBBS and AX.25 primarily based packet bulletin boards on VHF radio. (For those who do not know, packet radio is very similar to SCADA radio systems.)

Unless you happen to be a total techno-geek, an organization that has a user base large enough, or has other specifications to preserve your e-mail server in home, your e-mail is in all probability hosted by your ISP, your web hosting firm, or some email host. You access it using an e mail client like Outlook, Thunderbird, or even your wise phone working with standard POP3 or Imap protocols. The server acts as the mail transfer agent, and (generally) shops your e-mail. This is especially accurate if you access your email by means of a internet browser. And it really is YOUR e mail server if it’s a committed domain name – at least that is how it appears to you and your e-mail client. Hmm, confident appears like a cloud app to me.

zoom slack alternative of a cloud app that is been used for a lengthy time?


Why E-Commerce?

Since to get in touch with any net web page a cloud app would be also clear. Apart from, e-commerce has a lot more going on in the background than the serving up of a internet page, even when it’s dynamically generated by WordPress, Joomla, or Ruby on Rails. An e-commerce website has a database driven content material system, but it also has a credit card authentication course of action, and a mechanism that hooks back into the merchants inventory and accounting systems. Advanced e-commerce sites have sophisticated API code snippets to the merchants Contact Center for consumer service chat applications and Click to Call services. If you never feel the e-commerce web-site collects all these consumer metrics for a Client Connection Management technique for building and tracking their marketing and advertising campaigns, you are not paying consideration to what your browser does on a sophisticated e-commerce website. As a person who supplies speak to center consulting, I can tell you there has been billions of dollars spent on this in the last 20 years.

Most merchants do not host their personal e-commerce internet sites. Alternatively they rely on the hosting company for the “processing” and improvement, or a distinct web improvement enterprise to sustain the web application. The user accesses all of these transparently by way of nothing at all more than a internet browser.