Cloud Platform: Harnessing the control of Simplicity

Cloud platform is internet based computing by sharing resources, software and information are provided to customers on order, related to the implementation of the electricity network. It describes a new expenditure and delivery model for IT services based on the Internet and normally involves the provisioning of energetically scalable and often virtualized resources as a service over the Internet. Customers do not maintain the physical infrastructure and avoid resources expenditure by renting resources from a third party supplier. They consume resources as a service and pay only for resources that they consume.

Cloud Platform lets you assemble applications and websites, store data, and analyze data on infrastructure. The concept behind cloud platform is easy it lets you run computer applications over the Internet, without to buy, establish or manage your own servers. Applications, functional systems, servers and system switches all dwell out of sight and within the representative cloud, the Internet and are managed by your cloud computing vendor.

Advantages of the Cloud Platform

  • Less difficulty and cost
  • End of IT maintenance
  • Access from anywhere at anytime
  • Flexibility and Scalability
  • High reliability and security
  • Businesses can start small with incline budgets
  • Fast consumption
  • Optimized performance
  • Subscription-based pricing
  • Energy savings

It provides the middle infrastructure like industrial power values of high accessibility, tragedy recovery and safety as well as an integrated development environment and APIs to build applications on the platform.

Key Benefits for Customers

  • Powerful equipment to modify and add Cloud platform for specific business needs
  • Eliminates version-lock by ensuring customizations always automatically transfer when advance towards a new release
  • Easy to use point and click, values based application customization.

The two important Cloud Platforms is

1. The Google App Engine

Google released the beta version of the Google App Engine on April 2008 which allows the developers to develop application based on Python. Google charges 10- 12 % GB on per CPU per hour basis. The main purpose of GAE is to virtualize the app across multiple data centres and servers. (Maximum 500MB storage space) Google App Engine gets better every 6 months.

2. Amazon Web Service

It is web based remote computing collection. I t is based on four key services Simple Storage Service (S3), Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Simple Querying Service and SimpleDB.

 Cloud storage prices compared
 Service  Free storage  Cost for 25GB  Cost for 50GB
 Apple iCloud  5GB  $3.33  $8.33
 Box  5GB  $9.99  $19.99
 Dropbox  2GB  $9.99
 Google Drive  5GB  $2.49  $4.99 (100GB)
 Microsoft SkyDrive  7GB  $0.83 (27GB)  $2.08 (52GB)
 Cloud storage services: platform support
 Web  Android  Black berry  iOS  Linux  Mac Windows  Windows Phone
 Apple iCloud  ?  X  X  ?  ?  Limited  X
 Box  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  X
 Dropbox  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  X
 Google Drive  ?  ?  X  ?  ?  ?  X
 Microsoft SkyDrive  ? X  X  ?  ?  ?  ?