Cloud Computing vs. Cloud Storage
The storage of data has been a central focus of this course. However, some cloud providers, such as Google, have different offerings besides the simple storage of data. The Google Drive offers concurrent access to Google Apps in the form of a word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation software. These programs provide the ability to not only store files, but to create them remotely for anytime anywhere access. The SkyDrive/Microsoft Office combination is a similar cloud computing option.
So, what is the difference between cloud storage and cloud computing? In a sentence, it means that the provider is actually manipulating data based on your input. Such data is often in the form of database manipulation. Your assignment is to investigate the following providers and submit a short one paragraph summary of what each of them do, in your own words. As always, please provide references for your remarks.
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
•Google App Engine
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
•ReadySpace Cloud Services
Network as a Service (NaaS)