Email Services: Allows sending of bulk emails at minimal costs. Many cloud
email service providers offer domain-name capabilities, so that your emails
appear to be sent and received on your own domain, even though you are using
their servers. Also, you don’t have to worry about Spam protection and
software updating. Some cloud email services are Google Apps, PanTerra
Networks, Cisco WebEx Email, Yahoo Zimbra, IBM LotusLive iNotes, Microsoft
Exchange online and Rackspace Email.
Document sharing: This service store files on the server and allows you to
access it from anywhere. They can be as simple as a file repository to more
sophisticate things that create entire networks of virtual computers for
applications and databases. Some cloud document sharing services are:
Microsoft’s Live Office, Google Docs and Box.net.
services: These services provide database running on cloud computing platform.
Users can run databases on the cloud independently, using a Virtual Machine
image, or they can purchase access to a database service, maintained by a
cloud database provider. Of the databases available on the cloud, some are
SQL-based and some use a NoSQL data model.
Some cloud database services are:
Microsoft SQL Azure Database, SimpleDB by Amazon Web Services, Google App Data
Store and Database.com by Salesforce.com
Application Hosting: This service provides Web hosting and much more,
including storage, load-balancing, elastic scalability, authentication
services and integration with you local network. It reduces the overhead
cost of server hardware and other applications, and is suitable for companies
that are looking forward to cut cost.
Some cloud application hosting
services are: Microsoft
Windows Azure, Google App Engine, Rackspace
It is a simplified operating system that runs just a web
browser, providing access to a variety of web-based applications that allow
the user to perform many simple tasks without booting a full-scale operating
system. Because of its simplicity, Cloud can boot in just a few seconds. The
operating system is designed for Notebooks, Mobile Internet Devices, and PCs
that are mainly used to browse the Internet. From Cloud the user can quickly
boot into the main OS, because Cloud continues booting the main OS in the
Combining a browser with a basic operating system also
allows the use of cloud computing, in which applications and data "live
and run" on the Internet instead of the hard drive.
Cloud can be installed and used together with other operating systems, or
act as a standalone operating system. When used as a standalone operating
system, hardware requirements are relatively low. It allows a user to access
their own virtual desktop from anywhere around the world, without even using a
network like with a remote PC. In addition, you are essentially using the
Internet to work as a desktop, rather than an actually desktop computer.
Some cloud Operating systems are:
1. Glide: Glide OS is a free set of
productivity and collaboration applications which can help in organizing your
digital life with ease. It provides safe and secure 30GBs of storage, thus
protecting your needs for private online storage. You can create up to six
accounts for different users. Common applications like office suite, photo
editor, email client, and media player are available.
It is compatible across multiple devices and operating systems; also
providing plug-ins for popular web browsers like Firefox, Chrome, and Internet
Explorer to make your experience more convenient. You can sign up for Glide
premium, which will upgrade your storage to 250 GBs for $50.00 a year.
It is a disruptive desktop entirely usable from a web browser. It includes an
office suite and some collaboration applications, as well as a full framework
to develop new web apps as if they were desktop apps. It’s Free and Open
Source –so you can host your own system, keeping all your data under your
control. eyeOS is one of the most used WebOSes which is released under the
AGPLv3 license and only needs Apache + PHP5 + MySQL to run. With eyeOS you can
build your private Cloud Desktop. Using Web Runner you can open your eyeOS files from your browser with
your local apps and save them automatically on your cloud. In eyeOS 2.0 you
can work collaboratively with other users simultaneously in the same document,
it is the Safe Cloud Computing system because you can host it in your own
company or organization. You will get privacy and cloud computing at its best.
It is an advanced Online Operating System. Log in to your free account and
join a cloud computing revolution that begins with great apps like Shutterborg,
Extreme and Surf.
It is a free online operating system. Your own personal desktop can be
accessed from any Internet PC in the world and includes e-mail, chat, file
sharing, calendar and an instant messenger. Manage your contacts from anywhere
in the world.
Lucid Desktop: Lucid comes with lots of applications. You can browse photos, listen
to music, and edit documents. It also comes with an RSS feed reader, some
games, a calculator, and a bash-like terminal application. You can install
additional third-party applications, which allows you do even more
Ghost Cloud Computing is a leading company in the cloud computing industry
specializing in cloud computing for the end user. Ghost offers individuals and
businesses file storage and apps in the cloud to enable secure personal
computing from any device. Ghost is distributed directly from its web site and
through channels. Ghost web interface is very simple and easy to use, it make
it quick and easy to manage your files and folders. You can upload data of any
type to your cloud storage from any device. You can view and edit any of your
files in any browser.
You can instantly share files and documents with
any friend by sending them a link. Wherever you are, you can edit documents
and pictures directly online within Ghost portal. It also offers full mobile
support, you can browse your file and folders from your cellular device or you
can mount as a Windows drive; just like a USB flash drive. You can move files
between local hard disk and your Cloud File.