Join David Rivers for an in-depth discussion in this video Overview of storage as a service, part of Cloud Computing First Look (2012).
Let's begin with a look at cloud storage as opposed to traditional storage techniques. …First of all, you can easily get at your data from anywhere as long as you have an Internet …connection. Now this is going to be very appealing to road warriors who can use any computer …or mobile device. There is no need to carry around physical storage devices when they …need to be mobile. …And if your business has multiple branch offices, they can all get access to the same data stored …on the cloud. Now there is a wide variety of storage service providers and a wide range …of services they provide. Some will allow storage of many types of data while others …are more specific allowing you to store one type of data, like email or photos. Just think …of Flickr or Photobucket, for example, where you can store your photos and share them with …anyone you want, or check out mail.com if you're interested in safely storing or archiving …your email messages, that can pile up very quickly by the way.…
Now some storage providers are small while others can be quite huge. Google for example …
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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