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Cloud Computing Explained In 2 Minutes [Part2]

posted Jul 31, 2017, 8:08 AM by Rohit Bhaskar   [ updated Aug 20, 2017, 7:58 AM ]

This is the 2nd part of the Cloud Computing series… For the 1st part refer this.

Cloud Computing is probably a term that a lot of people have heard before. This post will go into Cloud Computing in detail and also give an idea about its diversity.

‘Cloud’ and ‘Computing’ are actually completely different terms which when used together form only a small part of a really big realm.

In the previous post i explained what ‘Cloud’ is. Now let’s get to ‘Computing’ and the services it provides.

Cloud Computing is essentially using a ‘service’ that makes use of the Internet Network along with any hardware or software of your own. Consider the following example. Say you want to run an intensive computer program using your low end notebook. You can either spend a huge amount of money and purchase a supercomputer or make use of a cloud computing platform, port your code and allow it to be processed on the cloud!! What you have done here is used the ‘service’ of powerful processors that are not physically connected to your system, but actually connected through a network (the internet)!! This is the core of the term ‘Cloud Computing’.


Lets look at the ‘Framework’ now. Cloud Computing frameworks are typically made up of a few general components. There is a back end and a front end which connects to each other (front end is what u can see on your screen and back end are the processes running in the background). The front end of the software is made to make the experience of the user better. The back end framework is made up of hardware-like server processors. This is how a sample loop of execution occurs in the following way…

  • The user accesses the cloud on his device (pc or mobile) by using the the front end software
  • The link to the cloud is then set.
  • All the backend system manages all the data processing and handling and the computing involved
  • The results are sent back through the established connection.

This is how the loop gets completed.

The whole network also has an optimizaton network in place to reduce idle time and power wastage. There is also a term called as virtualiz

ation involved in the process of cloud computing. This is when a physical server is divided into a number of virtual servers, so that each can run at full capacity.

That was all about Cloud Computing. There will be a 3rd post in the series which will be based on ‘Cloud Services’ or how the Cloud Computing network is actually divided. Till next time!!

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