CHAPTER 14

CLOUD COMPUTING ELEMENTS

14.1 The Cloud

14.2 Value of Cloud Computing

14.3 Cloud Do’s and Don’ts

14.4 Cloud Computing: Legal Implication

14.5 Overview of Amazon Web Services

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 ...

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