There are many different components that differ when it comes down to cloud computing solutions and their infrastructures, and a lot also depends on the provider. We are still able to outline a few of the basic similarities.
In many of the cases, cloud computing will rely on the following cloud computing components.
Cloud Computing Infrastructure/Distributed File System
A distributed file system is a method of accessing and storing of files over numerous hard drives and machines. This system provides a level of redundancy but also high speed and reliability. The data will never be stored in just one place and if one unit fails, another unit will take its place automatically.
It is important to understand that the user disk space has been divided up among the hard drives based on the distributed file system. While this technology makes sure a high security level for the user’s files, it is quite a bit more expensive than the standard solution without any data replication.
Algorithm for Resource Allocation in Cloud Computing
Cloud computing can be a complicated distributed environment and because of that it relies on a strong algorithm for allocating properly the CPU, RAM and hard disk operations for the end users and for core processes in a mutual or shared system.
There are two different and unique alternatives for resource accounting. The first alternative is strictly usage-oriented. This is where you have a limited number of locations that are able to be used.
These units can be connected to a CPU or for memory usage and time or they can even be a compound indicator. This covers the idea of utility computing and as a whole it will give the user some flexibility. Again, this can be a bit more expensive in the long term.
If you have a small website that has relatively low but constant traffic and resource usage, this is a good option for a cloud computing infrastructure. You may get rare peaks once a month or so. If this happens, you will pay only for the peak over-usage. You just need to remember to not invest too much money into this for the dedicated capacity.
Another alternative is capacity pre-allocation. In this instance, there are many different plans that have predefined constant resources or a dedicated CPU and Memory. This will still give you the flexibility to upgrade any resources on demand but it will allow for a lower price for the higher resource usage in the long term.
Shopping around for the most cost effective and efficient cloud computing infrastructures is crucial to finding a solution for your organization’s framework. Once your company is up and running with this cloud computing model, security and accounting for problems will be a thing of the past.
To learn more about the cloud and cloud computing, visit Cloud Computing on Nist.gov.
To read more about the cloud infrastructure, visit Infrastructure and The Data Center.