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Cloud Computing

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  • July 16, 2021
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Cloud Computing

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Information Technology

In news Google Cloud announced expanding its footprint in India with its second ‘Cloud Region’ in the country. 

  • It will be located in Delhi-NCR.
  • With this new region, Google Cloud customers operating in India will benefit from low latency and high performance of their cloud-based workloads.

What is Cloud Computing?

  • Simply put, cloud computing is the delivery of computing services—including servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and intelligence—over the Internet (“the cloud”) 
  • It is the pool of shared resources such as networks, servers, storage, applications, and services that can be provided to the consumer rather than the consumer managing them on her own which is costly and time-consuming.
  • Rather than owning their own computing infrastructure or data centres, companies or individuals can rent access to storage (or application or services) from a cloud service provider.
  • Advantages 
    • Low capital expenditure
    • Flexible resources
    • Economies of scale
    • Improved disaster recovery and reliability

Do You Know about Edge Computing? 

  • Edge computing is a distributed IT architecture in which client data is processed at the periphery of the network, as close to the originating source as possible.
    • It doesn’t mean the cloud will disappear. It means the cloud is coming to you.
    • It means running fewer processes in the cloud and moving those processes to local places, such as on a user’s computer or an edge server.
  • In edge computing data is analysed locally, closer to where it is stored, in real-time without latency.
  • Edge Computing allows data from internet of things devices to be analysed at the edge of the network before being sent to the data centre or cloud
  • The global edge computing market is forecasted to reach more than $ 8 Billion by 2025 valued growing at more than 32% between 2019-2025.

News Source: TH

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