What is Cloud Computing?
What is Cloud Computing?
What is Cloud Computing?Cloud computingis a recently evolved computing terminology or metaphor based onutilityand consumption ofcomputing resourcesWhy cloud computing?
Some example of cloud computing applications that could be useful for institutions of higher education:
1- sky Drive service from Microsoft
Sky Drive is the best because the user has to 7 GB free bytes Unlike other services that area does not exceed 5 GB As for the service and sacrifice of Microsoft operating systems support both Windows and Mac.
2.Google Drive serviceIs a service provided by Google give you an area of 5 GB free, supports multiple files and multiple formats. Featuring service use across the web and through (Android only), computers (Mac, Windows), you can share files with several people or with the public, which best supports the amendment to the neuro files and create such as Word and Excel, and PowerPoint.
3. Drop Box Drop box serviceMonth is considered at all, and the oldest. Give you the service initially area 2 GB and allow overpaid Amabaldawat or follow through stages start to increase the space free of charge. Featuring service that can be used over the Web from any place or mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry), or through your computer (Windows, Mac, Linux) your, well, you can specific file sharing with a group of people and see the last additions and modifications on behalf of all people, you can raise all kinds of files on that area also.
Cloud Computing SystemCloud Computing System like other technologies contain the pros and cons, but in the field of education will be a major tributary of the e-learning and mobile private education, education, widespread, and perhaps the only challenge that must be overcome is the overall service and fast Internet access coverage.Types of cloud computing
Types of cloud computing
statistics cloud computing1.By 2015, end-userspending on cloud servicescould be more than $180 billion(Tweet this).
2.It is predicted that theglobalmarketfor cloud equipment will reach $79.1 billion by 2018(Tweet this)3.If given the choice of only being able to move one application to the cloud, 25% of respondentswouldchoosestorage(Tweet this)4.By 2014, businesses in the United Stateswillspendmore than $13 billion on cloud computing and managed hosting services(Tweet this)
5.Throughout the next five years, a 44%annualgrowthin workloads for the public cloud versus an 8.9% growth for on-premise computing workloads is expected(Tweet this)
6.82% of companiesreportedlysaved money by moving to the cloud(Tweet this)
7.More than 60% of businessesutilize cloudfor performing IT-related operations(Tweet this)14% of companiesdownsizedtheir IT after cloud adoption(Tweet this)
9.80% of cloud adopterssaw improvementswithin 6 months of moving to the cloud(Tweet this)
10.32% of Americansbelieve cloud computingis a thing of the future(Tweet this)
11.Theres an estimated 1 exabyte ofdata storedin the cloud(Tweet this)
Cloud Computing in Education Statistics Highlights:A-27% of K-12 IT professionals and 34% of higher education IT professionals were implementing cloud-based services as of May, 2011.
B-The percentage of educational IT budgets spent on cloud computing will rise steadily in the next 5+ years
Benefits of Cloud Computing in Education:A-Browser-based access Teachers, students and staff can access educational tools from anywhere, with any device.B-Testing cloud solutions is more simple than testing in-house solutions.
C-IT maintenance costs are reduced dramatically.Subscription based pricing models allow for scalability and growth.
Disadvantages of cloud computing in education:Increased internet bandwidth is necessary to allow for use of cloud services.If the internet goes down, most tools and services will be inaccessible.Costs increase dramatically as the number of subscribed students increases.