Cloud computing: The next whopping leap in IT BACK

From home to work to everywhere you go, electronic items find application in our day to day life. Devices like mobile phones, tablets have got smaller, more powerful, and very useful. They are everywhere and play increasingly greater roles in the lives of people which were a decade ago were simply portable devices. The optimism and massive investments in internet connectivity made these devices more powerful than desktop computers a decade ago.

Cloud computing is one of the most used and misused terms in technology today, but is essentially a model which enables omnipresent, expedient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources that can be rapidly provisioned and releases minimal management effort or service provider interaction.

The concept provides new avenues to n-number of capabilities to device consumers to utilize the cloud for a variety of reasons & for businesses of all sizes. The mobile devices can now be end points and part of the solutions to make it more available and convenient to use. Cloud Computing has been one of the most booming technology which offers consumer a handy & convenient access to their private records/data and application whenever they require reduced bandwidth consumption. The usage of services like web browsing, email and multimedia on technological devices is never-ending and elevating at a fast pace.

We know that mobile devices are constrained by their processing power, battery life and storage. However, cloud computing provides an illusion of infinite computing resources. Mobile cloud computing is a new platform combining the mobile devices and cloud computing to create a new infrastructure, whereby cloud performs the heavy lifting of computing-intensive tasks and storing massive amounts of data. In this new architecture, data processing and data storage happen outside of mobile devices.

There is something about the mobile development community that makes leveraging the cloud a natural fit. Perhaps, it's the fact that the short lifecycles of mobile development projects require the ready-made services that so many cloud vendors like Microsoft, Google provide. The five of the most effective ways to use cloud computing in mobile phones and tablets are the Hosting services, Payment gateways, Web analytics, Application monitoring and development.

CC signifies that there is a significant shift in the way that IT resources are managed, operated, and consumed. This change exposes enterprises to several benefits, promoting greater IT efficiency and agility.

The cloud plays the main role in the business model and also it is the only elastic data centre which wrapped around various new technologies into it. This technology is most probably used in the business oriented scenario than the service motivated organization.

Cloud computing services, platforms and infrastructure can benefit telecom service providers as well as mobile phone and tablet market in providing web-based applications to enterprise customers enabling the carriers to address challenges like security and performance to differentiate themselves and cut operations costs. It offers the promise of lowering infrastructure spending by allowing resources to be shared and used more efficiently lowering telecom provider costs and permitting them to offer additional pay-as-you-go computing services to their customers. A cloud computing platform also increases the utilization of servers, which can range from 20% to 70%, resulting in a decrease in internet consumption.

Cloud computing is one of device technology trends in the future since it combines the advantages of both device computing and cloud computing, thereby providing optimal services for mobile users. Companies now are using such breakthrough technologies to bandwidth limitations through cellular networks by accelerating content using cloud Technology which helps in increasing delivery factors of 10x to 30x.

Suneet Singh Tuli
CEO, DataWind