Define and discuss cloud computing

Select from the following list four (4) topics and discuss. Use only 50-words max per topic to discuss and present your answer.  The discussion questions this week are from Chapter 1  (Jamsa, 2013).Chapter 1 topics:

  • Define and discuss cloud computing.
  • Discuss how cloud computing has changed how companies budget for software solutions.
  • Compare and contrast SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS, and provide an example of each.
  • Define scalability and discuss how the cloud impacts it.
  • List three advantages and three disadvantages of cloud computing.
  • Define virtualization and discuss how the cloud impacts it.
  • Describe three cloud-based solutions for individuals and three cloud-based solutions for businesses.
  • Discuss how Web 2.0 has driven the growth of the web.
  • Compare and contrast public, private, community, and hybrid clouds.

Note: You are required to use at least two-peer reviewed sources (besides your textbook) to answer the above questions.

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