Thursday, February 2, 2012
Software Development Services Through Different Layers of Cloud Computing
Cloud computing is the current trending technology in computing. It provides the ease of sharing of information over large distances between any number of systems. The biggest example of cloud computing is our very own internet. All the services provided over the internet like mailing, networking, file sharing and storage, etc. use cloud servers to store information. In addition to that all the offshore software development companies use the cloud computing technique for providing their services to the client.
Cloud computing has different layers and any type of information can be shared on any layer when it gets connected to the internet.
The Client Layer
In a client layer is the users are connected to a network on their devices through which they get connected to the cloud server. Many cloud clients require specific software development services on the users system to access the cloud server whereas other cloud clients just require a web browser.
Cloud Application Layer
The process of providing software development services over the internet through cloud is termed as SaaS that is Software as a Service. These cloud application services do not require any need to install and run the application on client side. This makes it easier to support and maintain the application in a better way. Application layer in cloud computing is largely utilized by the offshore software development companies.
The Platform Layer
PaaS or Platform as a Service is growing as an emerging trend due to the vast amount of flexibilities it offers. It provides the facility to deploy applications without concerning about the hidden costs and required specifications of the hardware. Through the platform layer of cloud computing many software development services can be easily accessed without involving any hassles. These platforms let the developers build an application that will run on the cloud platform or use the services of this platform.
IaaS or Infrastructure as a Service
This service layer helps in the development of a platform virtualization concept. It benefits the organization by using the cloud infrastructure rather than buying servers, data centers, etc. Many of the offshore software development companies let the clients hire their cloud infrastructure and charge them with a fee according amount of activity being done.
A Cloud Server
A cloud server is setup by installing the necessary applications, software development services, multi-core processors and high-end systems with cloud services supporting operating systems.