Authors: P. Sasikala
Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Computer Applications, Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Press Complex, Bhopal – 462011, India
Abstract: Cloud computing, a style of computing where scalable and elastic IT-related capabilities are provided as shared assorted services (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, DaaS), metered by use, to customers using internet technologies built on top of diverse technologies like virtualisation, distributed computing, utility computing, and more recently networking, web infrastructure and software services. It represents a paradigm shift in how we think about our data, the role of our computing devices and on managing computing resources. Being an emerging service technology with promising novel and valuable capabilities it attracts industrial research community with main focus on standardisation and customised implementation in every segment of society. Cloud powered higher education institutions also gain significant flexibility and agility. This paper examines and discusses the concept of cloud computing from the perspectives of diverse technologists, services and models available, cloud standards, cloud in government, enterprises and higher education, along with opportunities, challenges and future implications.
Keywords: cloud computing; services; models; standards; higher education; government; enterprises; present status; future implications.
International Journal of Cloud Computing, 2011 Vol.1 No.1, pp.23 - 36
Available online: 21 Oct 2011Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article