Application Platform Types
Cloud Application, Web Application, Hosted
For many small business owners, running their operations in the cloud means they can access their data from anywhere, on any device at anytime.
As the move to the cloud spreads from the largest of enterprises to the smallest of companies - including freelancers and gig-economy workers, there are a raft of technology companies investing in solutions to help these entrepreneurs run their operations when and how they like.
Here are five reasons to run your entire business in the cloud.
Has an architecture that has the data and the majority of the compute cycles happening in a data center somewhere; all the components of a cloud application are supported by a sophisticated back-end that ensures up time, security and integration with other systems and supports as many access methods as necessary.
The cloud applications can be installed on a public cloud or a private cloud and accessed there; conversely, the web applications can be installed on Internet or intranet and accessed there.
A cloud-based application is an application that operates with the help of cloud data. It can also be considered as a combination of standard web applications and traditional desktop applications. Cloud-based applications can also be operated in the offline mode, just like desktop applications. It provides great and rich user experience to the users and gives instant response to the user’s actions. It is really easy to update cloud applications, as the developers just need to upload the newer version of the cloud application to the Web server. Cloud-based applications can not be installed on a computer. It can only be operated either online or offline.
As the cloud-based applications are operated in the cloud, it does not consume a hefty amount of storage space in the user’s device. Cloud-based applications are not exclusively dependent on web browsers.
Cloud-based apps have several attractive features:
Data in cloud-based applications can be cached locally for a full offline mode.
Can be operated from the web browser and/or can be installed on desktops, smartphones, etc.
Data of cloud-based applications is stored in a cloud or cloud-like infrastructure.
Offered cloud-based applications are standardized for all users across multiple platforms.
The cloud-based application can be used across a wide range of services such as application development platforms, storage, computing cycle, etc.
User data and business-related data can be stored at multiple data centers.
Web application programs are stored on a remote server and delivered over the Internet or an intranet through a browser interface. Web applications share some of the same characteristics of cloud applications, they are located elsewhere and are accessible from almost anywhere.
Most of the web applications - online banking, e-ticketing, flight status checking etc. are really web applications and are limited by scalability and availability.
A Web-based application can only be operated with an active Internet connection. The web-based application uses HTTP as its primary communication protocol. Web-based applications often run on a web browser. Web-based applications can be a client-based application where the application can be installed on the user’s desktop, but the processing can only be done over the Internet utilizing the external server.
Web-based applications encompass all those applications that can communicate with the user via HTTP.For example online calculators, spreadsheet applications, Flash games, word processors, etc.
There are several attractive features of web-based applications:
- Limited availability and scalability.
- Web-based application can be accessed from almost anywhere.
- Business processes and user data stored at one data center.
- Every user can use their own part of the application.
- Web-based applications are designed to be operated from a web browser specifically
Nowadays, most of the Web-based applications have become a part of the cloud computing. Web-based applications can also be controlled by servers and data saved in the cloud. In order to serve millions of users, you need to scale your Web-based application on the cloud.
What’s a Hosted Service?
Hosted services are technology services offered to you or your company by a provider that hosts the physical servers running that service somewhere else. Access to the service is usually provided through a direct network connection that may or may not run via the Internet.
This isn’t a new idea. Hosted services date back to the early years of commercial computing, when companies would purchase processing time from mainframes hosted by other companies. These days hosted services generally take the form of more generic business applications including website hosting, email servers, off-site backups, data warehousing and that sort of thing.
Odds are, if you’re operating in the corporate space, you’re using at least one hosted service right now.
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What is Open Source Mean ?
Open-source software is a type of computer software with its source code made available with a license in which the copyright holder provides the rights to study, change, and distribute the software to anyone and for any purpose !
Although it can be and some of the most used and popular software applications are open source and free, it does not mean that just because a software is open source that it is free.
"Source code" is the part of software that most computer users don't ever see; it's the code computer programmers can manipulate to change how a piece of software—a "program" or "application"—works.
Programmers who have access to a computer program's source code can improve that program by adding features to it or fixing parts that don't always work correctly.
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