Cloud Computing has been in use since last few years and this emerging technology has been under debate for its various issues including social, technical and invention. There are various benefits of cloud computing that have been reported by the people. More than 58% of the people have stated that they have avoided the IT infrastructure costs and thus have cut down on their costs. Ability so as to do the measurement of their cost in an effective manner has been reported by over 48% people. Other benefits include easy deployment and management of cloud computing, improved productivity and controlled business cash flow.
As per the statistics, it is estimated that by the year 2015, the business of public cloud services will reach $73 billion. It is also estimated that by 2014, over 60% of the server workloads will be visualized.
Some of the top cloud computing companies are Google, HP, RedHat, Oracle, Microsoft, NetApp, IBM, Dropbox, Keynote, Salesforce.com and Eucalyptus Systems. In order to adopt the cloud computing there are various factors that play the role of motivators and these include reducing capital costs by 40%, reducing operation expenses by 45%, enhancement in the disaster recovery and improving flexibility.
In general, there are 6 different types of cloud computing which includes Web Based cloud services, Saas ( Software as a service), Utility Cloud Service, Platform as a service, Managed Services and Service Commerce.