Cloud

Please discuss the following topics and provide substantive comments to at least two other posts. Select from the following list four (4) topics and discuss. Use only 50-words max per topic to discuss and present your answer.

Chapter 1 topics:

  • Define and discuss cloud computing.
  • Discuss how cloud computing has changed how companies budget for software solutions.
  • Compare and contrast SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS, and provide an example of each.
  • Define scalability and discuss how the cloud impacts it.
  • List three advantages and three disadvantages of cloud computing.
  • Define virtualization and discuss how the cloud impacts it.
  • Describe three cloud-based solutions for individuals and three cloud-based solutions for businesses.
  • Discuss how Web 2.0 has driven the growth of the web.
  • Compare and contrast public, private, community, and hybrid clouds.

Chapter 2 topics:

  • Define and describe PaaS
  • List the benefits of PaaS
  • Describe the potential disadvantages of PaaS
  • Describe how a cloud-based database management system differs from an on-site database.
  • List the computing resources normally provided with PaaS.
  • Assume your company must deploy a .NET solution to the cloud.  Discuss the options available to developers.  Research on the web and estimate the costs associated with deploying a PaaS solution.
  • Assume your company must deploy a PHP or Java solution to the cloud.  Discuss the options available to developers.  Research on the web and estimate the costs associated with deploying a PaaS solution.