Cloud Computing: Myths and Realities

What often we see is some of the myths that people misinterprets the Cloud Computing in various ways. Here are some myths and realities of it:

  • Myth : I will always save money using Cloud Computing.
    • The reality is if the cloud computing fits the business requirements, cloud computing helps to save money.
  • Myth : Cloud Computing helps the work done very fast and gives the quick response time.
    • The reality is Cloud computing solutions which employs low-performing assets can result in variable performance, with inherent contention for time on those assets of the business.
  • Myth : Cloud Computing always helps to give me access anytime and anywhere we need.
    • The reality is they only give access within the guaranteed limits.
  • Myth : Cloud Computing provides the security and lowers the risks.
    • The reality is they can comprise the unknown assets in unknown location with the unknown operators.

Thus, the thing is we need to understand the cloud computing. And the myths that are associated with the cloud computing must be replaced by the realities. Not every business fits the cloud computing.

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Benefits of private and public clouds

According to the survey, as the reports generated says that cloud computing lets to

  • deploy the application 65% more quickly,
  • scale up and down the business needs by 65%,
  • reduction of replacing the infrastructure by 53%,
  • and introducing the new products and services by 52% faster.

These are the survey results that I found in one of the whitepapers by CIO. It also specifies the benefits of the cloud that are listed as below:

  • For Private Cloud:
    • Increases the IT efficiencies and reduction of the costs
    • shortening the provisioning time.
    • Improved the service license agreement
  • For the Public Cloud :
    • The ability to buy and use the resources as per required.
    • Scale up and down as per business requirements.
    • And also shortening the provisioning time.

Here are some data related to the benefits of public and private cloud that i got from the whitepaper of CIO. Have a look at it.

benefits of cloud computing

Windows Azure’s Virtual Machines

Most of us are unaware of windows azure. But for those who have the concept of cloud computing, can understand the windows azure as a different services. So basically for the infrastructures, Azure helps to create a virtual machines in cloud. Those machines are virtual, this is the reason we call them VMs. On talking with its purpose for virtual machines, we can find the various servers that could be created and installed within few minutes.

Azure provides the servers that are listed below as the virtual machines:

  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

  • SharePoint Server 2013 Trial

  • SQL Server 2014 CTP1 Evaluation Edition On Windows Server 2012

  • SQL Server 2014 CTP1 Evaluation Edition On Windows Server 2012 R2

  • SQL Server 2012 SP1 Enterprise On Win2012

  • SQL Server 2012 SP1 Enterprise On Win2K8R2

  • SQL Server 2012 SP1 Standard On Win2012

  • SQL Server 2012 SP1 Standard On Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

  • SQL Server 2012 SP1 Web On Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

  • SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 Enterprise On Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

  • SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 Standard On Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

  • BizTalk Server 2013 Enterprise

  • BizTalk Server 2013 Evaluation

  • BizTalk Server 2013 Standard

  • Visual Studio Ultimate 2013 Preview

  • openSUSE 12.3

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3

  • Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS

  • Ubuntu Server 12.10

  • Ubuntu Server 13.04

  • OpenLogic CentOS 6.3

I guess more and more virtual machines will be added to Azure. So which one will you prefer, Azure provides you as you wish. Happy Cloud Computing Smile