In this introduction to Cloud Computing – Amazon Web Services, we answer the key question what is the cloud?
By 2018, at least half of IT spending will be cloud-based. Many companies are now looking for professionals who understand cloud computing to help them make informed decisions about cloud services.
Since the launch of Amazon EC2 in 2006, the availability of high-capacity networks, low-cost computers and storage devices as well as the widespread adoption of hardware virtualization, service-oriented architecture, and autonomic and utility computing has led to growth in cloud computing.
loud computing poses privacy concerns because the service provider can access the data that is in the cloud at any time. It could accidentally or deliberately alter or even delete information.
Many cloud providers can share information with third parties if necessary for purposes of law and order even without a warrant. That is permitted in their privacy policies, which users must agree to before they start using cloud services.
Solutions to privacy include policy and legislation as well as end users’ choices for how data is stored. Users can encrypt data that is processed or stored in the cloud to prevent unauthorized access.
We designed this free introduction to Cloud Computing – Amazon Web Services – for anyone seeking to learn the basics and also for cloud security purpose. With a solid, standards-based approach and examples from the real world, we look at all the definitions that come together to mean cloud.
We’ll guide you through the fundamentals of cloud computing, and explore the buzzwords to help demystify the cloud.