A few notes

lovingbangInternet and Web Development

Nov 3, 2013 (4 years and 10 days ago)

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A few notes

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What is the Cloud ?


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Any number of blogs / articles and definitions


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Accessing information services and software over the internet as opposed
to the same installed on servers based at your own site. You pay to use ‘on
demand’


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Cloud offers cost / distribution savings.


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Speed of deployment


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There are generally currently 3 types of Cloud


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Public, Private and Hybrid


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Software
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as
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a
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Service (
SaaS
);
IaaS

(Infrastructure as a service)


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Public


email, office 365 etc., photo storage (Amazon). Generic software
available to everyone.


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Private


specific, business centric applications, combining
IaaS

and
SaaS



What advantages does Cloud Offer?


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No software to distribute and support


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No IT overhead for Clients; saves hardware and support
costs


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URL; log in securely from anywhere you have Internet access


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Don’t have to worry about purchasing software upgrades


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Private Cloud Systems are fully secure


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Password access, and SSL
, an encrypted communication
channel that renders all transactions between your browser
and
servers impenetrable



Documents Online
is a
Private Cloud
range of subscription solutions


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Provides advanced security and fault tolerance


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Combined
IaaS

and
SaaS


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Each client has it’s own data base instance


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AES128
encryption of data is available


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Documents Online
is fully HTML5 so can be used on mobile devices such as tablets and
smart
phones


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With DOL you get a generous monthly storage to start


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Upgrade
space requirements easily


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Secure
access, in a UK data centre (Maidenhead) Take the tour at
http://www.rapidswitch.com/dctour.aspx