September 2, 2012

Cloud Computing is not what you think!

Cloud computing, what is it ? Is that the computing which makes use of clouds that cause Rains ? Does bad weather and thunder storms effect cloud computing ??
the answer is absolutely NO.
Then what actually is Cloud Computing ??

A technology that uses the internet and central remote servers to maintain data and applications and which allows consumers and businesses to use applications without installation and access their personal files at any computer with internet access,is cloud computing.
The name comes from the cloud symbol that's often used to represent the Internet in flowcharts & diagrams.                                                          
In what way it is used or deployed ?

IaaS (Infrastructure as a service) : It  includes getting "On-demand acess" to network connection, storage space with a flexibility to increase or decrease and server capacity.

  • Google's Google Drive
  • Microsoft's Sky Drive
  • Drop Box 
  • Sugar Sync etc; are few cloud storage service providers.

PaaS(Platform as a service) :  It is a way to rent hardware, operating systems, storage and network capacity over the Internet. The service delivery model allows the customer to rent virtualized servers and associated services for running existing applications or developing and testing new ones.

cloud computing is not what you think!

SaaS(Software as a Service) : Rather than buying the licenses and upgrading the hardware to run high end applications in-house, one can use cloud computing to run the applications.

  • Google Docs is the best example for SaaS.

And coming to the types of cloud computing, it is of three types.                                                

cloud services
Public cloud :   A public cloud provides all of the infrastructure and services through the Internet.The         customer has no visibility and control over where the computing infrastructure is hosted. The computing infrastructure is shared between any organizations.

Private cloud :  The computing infrastructure is dedicated to a particular organization and not shared with other organizations. Some experts consider that private clouds are not real examples of cloud computing. Private clouds are more expensive and more secure when compared to public clouds.

Hybrid cloud : Organizations may host critical applications on private clouds and applications with relatively less security concerns on the public cloud. The usage of both private and public clouds together is called hybrid cloud.

So,this was brief description about cloud computing. And if you are still not clear about this,let me give you few more simple examples about the services we use daily but are not aware of.

  •   we get electricity to our homes only if we pay electricity bill.
  •   we get internet connection only after paying the bill to service providers.
  •   telephone connection,water supply facility...all these come under the concept of " PAY & USE". we are using these resources by paying.

 Likewise Cloud Computing !

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August 8, 2012

How to become a Great Internet searcher ?

enhanced google search
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Google Search Engine is such a powerful tool( well I say a netizen's GOD ?) that makes our search fast and easy than anyone can even imagine.We never feel difficulty in searching the information using this.But,sometimes we end up at wrong place not getting the right information through the search results given we are unaware of the keywords that are to be used in the search.Therefore,Google has decided to provide a free online course letting us know the tricks and techniques that can make our searches accurate  to solve real,everyday problems.

The course is Power Searching with Google by Jedi Daniel Russel ,a senior Research scientist ,who explains the power advanced tools that help us to find the right information when the stakes are high.

the course details are :
  1. Six 50-minute classes.
  2. Closed captioned videos.
  3. Interactive activities to practice new skills.
  4. Upon passing the post-course assessment, a printable Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you.

you can register for the course here for free( Register here ).

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July 26, 2012

Error deleting file or folder in windows? try Unlocker!

We often come across these annoying messages while working on windows operating system ,
  • cannot delete file : Access is denied.
  • the file is in use by another program or user.
  • there has been sharing violation.
  • make sure the disk is not full or write protected and that file is not currently in use.
  • the source or destination file is in use.                                                            (UPDATED)
what we generally do is,just click ok and then keep calm until the task gets completed.
But no,there is a best alternative,and that is Unlocker
Get it here ( download )

  • All you have to do is, install the software and simply right-click the file or folder you want to delete and select Unlocker.

  • If the file or folder is locked or in use, a window listing of lockers will appear.
  • Click unlock all and you're done!   

There may be some files which cannot be deleted instantly,but they surely can be removed during the next boot.