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06 - Cloud Storage

 1. What is cloud computing?
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  Storing our data online instead of on our own hard drive

  Storing RAM on an online server

  Storing our data offline instead of online

  Downloading data to the clouds in the sky

 2. What are the advantages of cloud computing?
1) You can access your files wherever you are if there is an internet connection and a 
device that you can view and edit them on

2)It will provide you with a faster internet speed 

3)It may save money as there is no cost to maintain the storage i.e. Administration costs

  None

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  3

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 3. What are the disadvantages of cloud computing?
1) The occasional downtime - You will not be able to access any of your applications, 
server or data from the cloud 

2) You can only control and manage the data and applications 

3) Data is vulnerable as cloud storage is a public service

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  3

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 4. Is the following statement true or false…
Private cloud storage is a type of storage mechanism that
stores an organization's data at in-house storage servers
 by implementing cloud computing and storage technology
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  FALSE

  TRUE

 5. What are the advantages of private cloud storage?
1) Efficiency and control as the private cloud storage is hosted either
 on site or a privately hosted environment 

2) High level of customisation (you can choose the infrastructure with specific 
storage and networking characteristics, so the system meets your individual 
needs perfectly) 


3) Has a greater level of security compared to public cloud 
storage as all data is saved and managed on servers in which 
no other company has access to

  2

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  3

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 6. Cloud storage includes the storage of 'mice' and 'keyboards' as well as other physical devices in a physical 'cloud' (or shelf)

  TRUE

  FALSE

 7. Is the following definition about public cloud storage true or false…
This is a cloud service that requires little administrative controls and can be accessed online by any anyone you authorize. You get the same security, but don’t need to maintain the system as much as you would with a private cloud.

  FALSE

  TRUE

 8. Is the following statement an advantage of public cloud storage?
Virtual machines within a Public Cloud system can be created, 
scaled and shut-down in an instant. A Public Cloud service can 
therefore easily scale to meet any changes in your needs -
perfect for ISVs with rapidly changing demand.
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  FALSE

  TRUE

 9. State the 3 main types of cloud computing services available?

  Software as a Symbol (SaaS), Platform as a Symbol (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

  Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

  Software as a Symbol (SaaS), Platoon as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Symbol (IaaS)

  Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Symbol (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

 10. What is Software as a Service (SaaS)?

  Software that allows you to reduce your storage space

  Cloud-based software infrastructure are run on remote computers owned and maintained by a cloud company. The Internet and usually a web browser are used to connect the user’s computer or mobile device to the cloud computer.

  Cloud-based software applications are run on remote computers owned and maintained by a cloud company. The Internet and usually a web browser are used to connect the user’s computer or mobile device to the cloud computer.

  Applications that help maintain your current storage space

 11. State an example of SaaS?

  Windows OS

  Googles Gmail

  Defragmentation

  Microsoft Word

 12. What are the benefits of SaaS?
1) No software to purchase, install, or maintain - this is done by the cloud company
2) It can be used immediately after signing up
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  None

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 13. What is PaaS?

  A cloud-based environment used by software developers and web developers. The cloud company provides the hardware (network, servers, storage) and tools to help in building applications, so the user can create and control software and software settings wit

  A service that provides downloadable applications developed by other users

  An environment used to develop security software.

  A service to create your own platforms

 14. What is IaaS?

  Cloud computing that provides companies with resources on a pay-per-use rental basis. So, a company only pays for the servers and storage space that it uses.

  Cloud computing that has available space that can be bought permanently

  An infrastructure that acts as your backup data storage

  A service to build your company infrastructure

 15. True or False?
With cloud storage, if you do not have internet access you cannot
update your files

  FALSE

  TRUE