The cloud

by Sep 8, 2021Industry 4.0

Management of large amounts of data on open systems

Safe management of data on “open” systems, in large quantities.

The infrastructures of Cloud Computing are large data centres that allow the user access to the necessary resources (application storage, programs, services).

In this way a new business model is born that allows one to noticeably reduces the internal IT power, to then be able to acquire it externally according to the needs at that moment.

In the process of providing cloud services, there are three different figures that stand out, each with different tasks:

    Hosting Service Provider:

    is the provider of Cloud Computing services such as virtual servers, storage space, management applications;

    Cloud Broker:

    is the administrator of cloud services, as regards their use, configuration and supply, as well as being the go-between in the relations between Cloud Provider and Cloud Consumer;

    Cloud Consumer:

    is the end user, the one who uses the service provided by the Cloud Provider.

    The public model of the distribution of cloud services includes three basic types:

      (Software as a Service)

      is the most popular among companies, which, instead of installing the software that is purchased directly on their machines, they use a third-party company (Hosting Provider) which prepares the programs and then makes them accessible via the Internet.

      (Platform as a Service)

      it is very similar to SaaS in how it functions, but the distribution of the service is applicable to a software platform that is represented by a series of programmes, libraries and services.

      (Infrastructure as a Service)

      it is a process of virtualization of hardware structures outside the company (in fact it involves the use of remote hardware resources), to be used for applications in use.

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