Join David Rivers for an in-depth discussion in this video About storage providers, part of Cloud Computing First Look (2012).
There is really no shortage of cloud storage providers out there, there are hundreds to …choose from and the list continues to grow at a steady pace. With cloud storage, you …have your general purpose providers and you have providers that are more specialized in what they store. …We'll be taking a closer look at some of the most popular tools and providers in the next …chapter, but for now, let's look at some examples of specialized cloud providers. We'll begin …with Google Docs which allows subscribers to upload documents, spreadsheets and presentations …to Google's data servers where they can be shared and edited using one of the Google apps.…
Specializing in web email messages are players like Hotmail, Yahoo Mail and Google's Gmail. …Email messages are stored on their servers and users can access their email from computers …and mobile devices, like smartphones and tablets, that are connected to the Internet. …You can upload your photos and create your own photo albums with providers like Flickr …
David also presents an overview of migration and common cloud technologies as you contemplate a move to the cloud, including Google Apps, Microsoft Windows Live, and more. The final chapter outlines how to evaluate the ongoing effectiveness of the cloud for your business.
- Understanding the components and infrastructure of the cloud
- Working with storage and database services
- Understanding the benefits of cloud computing
- Assessing security risks
- Obtaining cloud storage
- Working with Google Apps, Windows Live, iCloud, and more
- Migrating to the cloud
- Training others on cloud use
Skill Level Beginner
1. Cloud Computing Basics
2. Evaluate whether Cloud Computing Is Right for Your Business
3. Explore Cloud Storage
4. Explore Cloud Tools
5. Migrate to the Cloud
Securing data2m 26s
6. Evaluate Cloud Performance in Your Business
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