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Expert talk on cloud computing at Rayat Bahra University

January 05, 2018 04:11 PM

Punjab News Express
MOHALI: A faculty development programme on Cloud Computing was held today at University School of Engineering and Technology, Rayat Bahra University, for Computer Science and Electronics and Communication faculty members.

Prof Rohit Handa, from PEC University, who was the resource person at this programme gave a detailed presentation on cloud computing, its application and security aspects. Prof Handa said the goal of cloud computing is to allow users to take benefit from different technologies, without the need for deep knowledge about or expertise with each one of them. The cloud aims to cut costs, and helps the users focus on their core business instead of being impeded by IT obstacles.

He said the main enabling technology for cloud computing is virtualization. Virtualization software separates a physical computing device into one or more "virtual" devices, each of which can be easily used and managed to perform computing tasks.

Elaborating further, Prof Handa said with operating system-level virtualization essentially creating a scalable system of multiple independent computing devices, idle computing resources can be allocated and used more efficiently. Virtualization provides the agility required to speed up IT operations, and reduces cost by increasing infrastructure utilization. Autonomic computing automates the process through which the user can provision resources on-demand. By minimizing user involvement, automation speeds up the process, reduces labour costs and reduces the possibility of human errors, he added.

Prof Handa said users routinely face difficult business problems. Cloud computing adopts concepts from service-oriented architecture (SOA) that can help the user break these problems into services that can be integrated to provide a solution. Cloud computing provides all of its resources as services, and makes use of the well-established standards and best practices gained in the domain of SOA to allow global and easy access to cloud services in a standardized way.

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