Unit 3 Investigation
Please write a short paper on the investigation
topic listed below. Your paper should be between one and two pages long
(single-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 point font) not counting the references.
Please list all sources used for your investigation, using APA formatting for
your in-text Citations and the References at the end of your paper. Please be
careful to cite all your sources so as not to unintentionally plagiarize.
List of Investigation Topics
Cloud Computing vs. Cloud Storage
The storage of data has been a central focus of this course. However, some cloud providers, such as Google, have different offerings besides the simple storage of data. The Google Drive offers concurrent access to Google Apps in the form of a word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation software. These programs provide the ability to not only store files, but to create them remotely for anytime anywhere access. The SkyDrive/Microsoft Office combination is a similar cloud computing option.
So, what is the difference between cloud storage and cloud computing? In a sentence, it means that the provider is actually manipulating data based on your input. Such data is often in the form of database manipulation. Your assignment is to investigate the following providers and submit a short one paragraph summary of what each of them do, in your own words. As always, please provide references for your remarks.
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Network as a Service (NaaS)