CLOUD COMPUTING ELEMENTS
14.1 THE CLOUD
Cloud computing entails high scalable computing assets that are distributed and supplied by third party providers. These assets are accessed through the Internet on a pay-as-you-use basis. The major advantage is that buyers only use what they require and pay only for what they use. Consumers are not concerned about how the services are processed; they readily buy the needed IT service and use them. Cloud computing is also called ‘utility computing’ or ‘on-demand computing’.
The concept behind cloud computing is straight-forward: to establish the ...