Interesting facts about Cloud Computing

Known unknown facts about Cloud ComputingYou may hear the term cloud computing but what is exact meaning of cloud computing? Though this article is all about cloud computing facts but, before enlisting all the facts we like to discuss the cloud computing to give you an overall idea.

Cloud computing means storing and accessing the data and programs on remote servers that are hosted on the Internet instead of computer’s hard drive or local server. Cloud computing is also referred as Internet-based computing. Today, most of the people are shifting their business to cloud computing. From the merchandise companies to small performing ventures – cloud computing has made its way into virtually every industry in the market. It quickly becomes an integral part of everyday business life, before being known as one of the newly found systems of the technology. The businesses of all sizes are now able to accelerate and scale at faster rates than ever before, and also having the ability to lower costs and increase productivity in the process. Day by day more companies provide cloud computing system like Amazon which is now one of the largest in the market. As per their cloud computing resource page, the cloud computing is on-demand to deliver of computing power, database storage, applications, and other IT resources through an internet cloud services platform. Whether or not you get the gist of cloud computing, there are always have more to learn about it.

Now, let’s back to our topic and enlist facts about the cloud computing, which may change your concept and help you to move to a cloud-based solution. So, let’s start-

  • In early 1977, the word cloud was used as a metaphor for the Internet and a standardized cloud-like shape was used to denote a network on telephony schematics and the cloud symbol was used to represent networks of computing equipment in the original ARPANET.

  • In the 1990s, the telecommunications companies who previously offered primarily dedicated point-to-point data circuits offered virtual private network (VPN) services with comparable quality of service, but at a lower cost. After that, they began to use the cloud symbol to denote the demarcation point between what the provider was responsible for and what users were responsible for.

  • Cloud computing appeared in 1996, with the first known mention in a Compaq internal document.

  • There is three type of cloud solutions available such as Public Cloud, Private Cloud, and Hybrid Cloud.

  • In August 2006, Amazon introduced its Elastic Compute Cloud. It has the availability of high-capacity networks, low-cost computers and storage devices.

  • NASA's OpenNebula became the first open-source software in early 2008 for deploying private and hybrid clouds, and for the federation of clouds. At same year Google also released Google App Engine in beta.

  • Microsoft released its Azure In February 2010. And Rackspace Hosting and NASA jointly launched an open-source cloud-software initiative known as OpenStack.

  • Banking services also produce the most activity within the cloud.

  • The year of 2014 represented the majority of workloads were on the cloud.

  • 90% of Microsoft’s Research & Development budget will be used to improve cloud technology and security services in 2016.

  • For SMB, energy use and carbon emissions could be cut by 90% by using cloud computing, saving the environment and also energy costs. Not only that, SMB's recovery times are four times faster for businesses who using cloud computing with compared to those who are not using the cloud services.

  • 48% of U.S government agencies are as part of the “cloud-first” policy, have begun using the cloud services.

  • You can use cloud applications to gain some of the benefits, like Office 365.

  • US most popular video streaming site Netflix is on Amazon cloud.

  • CIA also use cloud computing of Amazon for their online operations.

  • Cloud service is more than your hard disks where you storing data locally. This service is using the internet to store data on remote servers.

  • You’ll never lose your information while using cloud computing technology because of cloud backup system.

  • By 2020 cloud computing will cross the $270 billion mark.

  • It’s predicted that 78% of U.S. small businesses will have fully adopted cloud computing by 2020.

  • It’s predictable that 40 zettabytes of data will be held in the cloud service by 2020.

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