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Everyone in the IT industry is talking about Cloud Computing, but there is still confusion about cloud, How it should be used and what problems or challnges it might introduce.

What is Cloud Computing?

Cloud Computing is the delivery of computing services—servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics and more—over the Internet (“the cloud”). Companies offering these computing services are called cloud providers and typically charge for cloud computing services based on usage, similar to how you are billed for water or electricity at home.

How is Cloud Computing different from utility on demand?

On-demand is a delivery model in which computing resources are made available to the user as needed. The resources may be maintained within the user's enterprise, or made available by a cloud service provider

What type of application can run in the cloud?

Almost every possible application can be run in the cloud, like Email, Conferencing software, CRM, Batch processing applications, Video hosting, Web hosting etc.

What type of Service level aggrements are cloud vendors providing?

An SLA serves as both the blueprint and warranty for cloud computing, Specifies your rights and cost to continue and discontinue using the service, Details the system infrastructure and security standards to be maintained by the service provider, along with your rights to audit their compliance, Codifies the specific parameters and minimum levels required for each element of the service, as well as remedies for failure to meet those requirements.