A Comparative Study of Cloud Computing Service Providers

This paper describes cloud computing, a computing platform for the next generation of the Internet. The paper defines clouds, explains the benefits of cloud computing, and outlines cloud architecture and its major components. This paper also presents a comparative study of various cloud computing service providers. The comparison is based on the different parameters like pricing, maximum limit, data security, data backup. This paper also includes the advantages and disadvantages of cloud computing. Cloud Computing (CC) gets its name as a metaphor for the internet. Actually, in the network internet diagrams, the internet is represented using a cloud between the connecting networks. This clearly depicts the free floating characteristic of the cloud computing and also justifies its name.

Provided by: International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering (IJARCSSE) Topic: Cloud Date Added: Feb 2012 Format: PDF

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