Cloud Computing Essay

1187 Words May 31st, 2014 5 Pages
Cloud Computing – Case Study

CIS500

Introduction

Cloud computing is tech jargon which describes an Internet service that allows company employees to communicate via emails, access massive amounts of data instantaneously at various times and places without the network becoming clogged down due to heavy load usage. Ericsson describes itself as, “a world leader in the rapidly-changing environment of communications technology – providing equipment, software and services to mobile and fixed network operators all over the globe” (Ericsson n.d.). Amazon initiated their web service (AWS) in 2006, by offering IT infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services referred to as cloud computing. One of the key
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Evaluation of EC2, S3 and RightScale Scalability or flexibility is an essential feature for a developer and having this capacity in an unlimited capacity is what Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) enabled Ericsson to achieve. EC2 provides Ericsson with a platform that is resizable and is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers, allowing one to obtain and configure capacity with minimal friction. Amazon EC2 offers a highly reliable environment where replacement instances can be rapidly and predictably commissioned. The service runs within Amazon’s proven network infrastructure and datacenters. The Amazon EC2 Service Level Agreement commitment is 99.95% availability for each Amazon EC2 Region (Amazon EC2). Added scalability features are available with Amazon S3 which allows for data storage of any amount and can be retrieved at anytime and anywhere on the web. It gives any Developer are able to data that is highly scalable, reliable, secure, fast and inexpensive infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites. The service aims to maximize benefits of scale and to pass those benefits on to developers (Amazon S3, 1014). Amazon EC2 provides developers the tools to build failure resilient applications and isolate themselves from common failure scenarios. RightScale helps Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers gain visibility across regions and accounts, manage and forecast costs, and record an

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