I’ve known very little of cloud computing up until my recent research of the subject. I have to come to find out that it has very beneficial aspects of communication, and collaborative capabilities. I like how it has different platforms that allow and help you do different tasks. Software as a service, SAAS, is a platform that is already configured for you. It’s mainly a support software that to help support their offered services, which also helps back up your data. The only con is you really can’t modify the software. Platform as a service, PAAS, would be good to use as a future web designer, considering it enables developers to build, test, and host appllications that users can access. You also don’t have to build the platform, just pay a nominal fee for using the service. Infrastructure as a service, IAAS, offers options such as storage servers, applications, to operating systems. It also saves you from spending on space, and personnel required to set up and maintain the infrasttructure. Although you pay a fee, the provider takes care of the maintnence of the infrastructure.
cloud computing also falls under the something called “green computing”, or computers that use energy more efficiently. Another green aspect is that cloud computing lets you access the pre-built resources in the cloud, stopping the need to use more electricity and carbon emmissions caused by the cooling of the computer resources. You’re also able to expand without the need of using more computer power. Another beneficial factor is how easy it lets you and others telecommunicate. Basically, anywhere you’re able to able access the internet, you’re able to access your cloud. There’s no need to download/install applications, everything’s provided for you. If anything, you’ll need resources and all you’d have to do is let your provider know, and even those will be provided for. Everything is almost automated.
as a hopefull, future web designer, cloud computing and it’s beneficial factors are amazing tools, tools that break alot of communication barriers. I’m able to effictively share, create, and my favorite, collaborate with who I need to. I’d worry about possibly losing data, but I’ve found out that most have back up servers that automatically sync with the old, once they’re pulled up. Most of all, I like how you’re able to work and collaborate, and how you don’t have to be in your designated work area I guess I should say I like the freedom it provides. Also the fact you can just access everything you need without having to really install and structure the platforms you work on, letting me able to work and think that more freely. The only part that’s a slight burden, is you have to pay for the services provided. Then again, they’re helping me be more carefree, work, and collaborate more efficiently. All in all, I definitely have alot of faith in working with cloud computing in the future, and the advantages and freedom it can provide.