Cloud Computing

Sebastian Hagan

What is Cloud Computing?

Cloud Computing is like a big cloud in the sky over your business with a bunch of tools in it that anyone that works there can use on their computer or any device. If some one needs to use a program but they dont have room to keep it on their computer they can put in the cloud and still be able to use it when ever they sre on that server. Cloud Computing is also used to process data instead of processing it on a local server or a personal computer.

Downloading Software

when you purchase software you usually have gt a copy for each computer or person and that can cost a lot of money. With cloud computing you can buy one copy and put it in the clound and anyone on the server can use it whenever needed.

Adobe Creative Suit 6

When buying Adobe Creative Suit 6 we can either buy it and put in the cloud for $1,299.99 or we can get a Creative Cloud membership and get Creative Suit 6 bfor $69.99 a month or $840 a year. You can manage updates from on central console and up to 100GB of cloud storage, per license. Along with the program you get two frre expert consultations a year per license.

Pros and Cons of Cloud Computing

The benefits of cloud computing

  • Cloud computing allows you to focus more on your business and not on managing data centers.
  • Managing data centers is not the core focus of most businesses. Using cloud computing frees IT to focus on developing applications that have business value and not on managing the data center.
  • Our IT infrastructure can grow to support increased demand.
  • The company will be able to imagine a product or new application, provision the infrastructure and develop the new application much quicker than they ever have been able to do in the past.
  • Leveraging your cloud provider’s API can help you automate many of your operational tasks.
  • Cloud computing is scalable.
  • You can quickly build out new infrastructure to support new applications. Assuming your application is architected appropriately, as the load on your application grows you can scale horizontally by provisioning new servers.
  • If you need to increase the size of your servers to support loads that cannot scale horizontally, you can provision larger servers to support the increased demands.
  • Financially, cloud computing makes a lot of sense.
  • If your infrastructure ages, you no longer need to procure new hardware to replace it. You can simply provision new servers to replace the aging hardware.
  • Cloud computing allows you to expand your global presence.
  • Cloud computing allows you to quickly expand your global presence. SoftLayer has cloud data centers and points of presence (POPs) located across the globe. Each of these data centers is connected through high speed fiber allowing you to coordinate your global infrastructure.

The downside of cloud computing

  • Performance on shared infrastructure can be inconsistent.
  • People believe that cloud infrastructure is not secure.
  • Your cloud infrastructure is only as secure as you make it.
  • At IBM, we understand these requirements and how to architect solutions that are governed by specific government regulations.
  • Cloud computing may not be the right fit for all workloads.
  • Not all workloads are ready for the cloud. Some workloads have very specific performance and security requirements. You need to evaluate your workloads carefully to determine whether they are appropriate for the cloud.


I believe that our company should use Cloud Computing becuase it will save us a lot of money and can help us expand the company.