Cloud computing is a new concept which lies between us from long time, but now come into interest. Cloud computing is a process of having your own personal webspace in which you can run an operating system. This operating system can be any depending on the server or hardware you are using. With the help of new edge technologies and latest hardware support it is now become possible to create a faster, better and reliable virtual location for your business. Because of this it has now become easier for business and home users to deal with their existing content and share the same around the world. To explain the same in a more simple way. A cloud is just a much bigger example of WAN. In this you share your files with other and depend on the server technology. But because of new development it has now more flexible to have your own Cloud server and you can share it with others. There are many open source applications available which support both Desktop based and Browser based Cloud applications. You can keep your files, documents, media, etc on the server and play the same from browser itself. You do not need any third party app for that. For example, Google Docs. In Google Docs you can have your Office files. You can view them and modify it and on the same hand share it with others. The solution to this may be to create a "cloud" itself in the comfort of your home, with the ability to access all your files from any computer connected to the home network. It sounds advantageous and it is. It also sounds complicated, but not so well.
What is the need of Cloud Computing. This is a question which is needed to be answered first. Today due to expansion of Internet we are becoming more addicted to it. We want ourselves to be smarter and faster. Commercial process is enhanced everyday because of new technology support. Today cloud computing is costly but in coming future it can much more cheaper. On the same you can have your own Cloud server at your home. Cloud computing offers you access to software, data, and resources stored. You can give access to users and they can view your content. It does not matter where they are or what device they are using. They just need to have a computer or any device/gadget which can help them to access internet and view files. Cloud Computing offers a virtual infrastructure of working. A web browser is one of the lightest applications on desktop. Inside that web browser you can view your files modify them and there is no need to install or look for any third party tool. This saves your time a lot. The data is accessed and stored on the remote location. Much better bandwidth and hardware provides smoother service.
Cloud computing is a much broader concept which is not easy to define under some samples. Cloud computing just provide a web based sharing devices where data can be stored and accessed. This helps the business environment to grow much faster. Many companies have hires ready to use services which can host your website. This space is often more than enough for the page and could be exploited to install some software that can work in the cloud and interesting for the company move to the cloud, how about CRM. Of course we can not install any software but we must choose solutions based on Apache, MySQL and PHP designed to operate directly in the cloud.