Several big-shot players have started ruling the cloud space. Here is how they differentiate their services from each other.
Cloud computing relies on a unique client-server mechanism, where one provides the necessary resources from multiple internet-connected devices. Developers get access to hosted applications easily and with cloud services, one can create web applications without any interference. Here are some of the biggest players in the industry:
Google App Engine
In the field of web development, Google and Amazon are in charge. Google's App Engine has repeatedly helped several developers to build and host web apps on their own servers for quick processing, development and deployment. Google administrates its cloud services with an easy hand and the developers do not have to be aware all the time about the hardware upgrades, patches or backups that Google is affecting to its servers. Now Google manages to handle incessant traffic and huge processing loads. Hence the developers need not worry about how Google will be able to bear the workload through cloud computing. Google App Engine is scalable and flexible in terms of resources, performance and users. Working with the App Engine is free for all developers. With the free cloud service, Google provides 500 MB of storage at no cost along with a whopping 5 million page-views.
Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been providing cloud computing services for developers from many years now. AWS includes Amazon CloudFront which is mostly used for content delivery, Amazon Fulfillment Service which is specially used for ecommerce operations, and Amazon CloudWatch which is used for monitoring cloud service. Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) is mostly used for storage while the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is perfect for those interested in networking. AWS is free for signing up and you obtain an Access Identifier, for making web service requests.
Here is a new and unique cloud-based development platform which is named Codeita. The cloud computing platform allows developers to perform nearly all operations from a cloud perspective, right from design, to the app publishing process. The web technologies which are running in the cloud are the same ones that control the web today. LAMP technologies are used for getting things running. The platform is free to get started and offers flexible cloud storage and in-browser FTP publishing. Developers are provided with 100 MB of space to start out. Users get access to web-based FTP which allows editing and publishing of files.
Here are some different ways, cloud computing and virtualization benefits the users:
1.Cloud Computing Provides Numerous Testing and Staging Servers
Development teams are usually restricted to having one physical server per development and even for staging and production. However but with cloud instances, once can scale the resources up and down and work on unlimited number of servers at a time. One does not have to rely on physical servers for carrying on the work.
2. Agile Development Transforms into Parallel Activity
One might experience delays in especially in getting server instances to work for them but one can provision servers for agile development teams quickly with the help of cloud services.
3. It Boosts Innovation and Experimentation
By being able to create instances as and when needed, development teams can spawn multiple instances quickly for coding purposes and then testing the code out. One does not need to wait for the next build since there are an unlimited number of servers which can be made available. Builds are faster and less painful with agile development thus encouraging developers to experiment every time.
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