CHAPTER 8 CLOUD COMPUTING

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What is cloud computing?

The on-demand delivery of compute power, database, storage, applications, and other IT resources via the internet

What does cloud storage refer to?

The Internet acting as a 'cloud' of servers and supplying applications as a service

What does infrastructure as software enable you to do in cloud computing?

Stop thinking of your infrastructure as hardware, and instead think of (and use) it as software

What are the basic cloud service models?

Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, Software as a Service

What are the advantages of cloud computing?

Scalability, cost savings, and flexibility

What are the challenges of cloud computing?

Data security and privacy concerns

What are the challenges of cloud computing related to policy and organizational issues?

Lock-in vendor

Which of the following is considered a technical issue posing a challenge in cloud computing?

Malicious insiders

What is a significant legal issue related to cloud computing?

Subpoena and e-discovery

Which of the following cloud service providers has the most availability zones?

Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

What is the primary focus of Microsoft Azure's Intelligent Cloud segment?

Artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities

Which of these is a concern related to technical issues in cloud computing?

Insecure interfaces and APIs

What policy and organizational issue can impact companies using cloud computing services?

Compliance challenges

Which cloud service provider has the fewest regions available?

DigitalOcean

What is a significant challenge related to legal issues in cloud computing?

Subpoena and e-discovery

What is a major technical issue associated with cloud computing?

Malicious insiders

Which cloud service provider has the most regions available?

Microsoft Azure

What is a significant legal challenge faced in cloud computing?

Legal jurisdiction

Which cloud service model provides the highest level of flexibility and management control over IT resources?

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)

What does platform as a service (PaaS) mainly enable you to focus on?

Deployment and management of applications

In which cloud computing deployment model are resources fully deployed in the cloud?

Cloud

What is the common method of hybrid deployment in cloud computing?

Between cloud-based resources and existing on-premises infrastructure

Which advantage of cloud computing involves trading capital expense for variable expense?

Trade capital expense for variable expense

What does software as a service (SaaS) provide you with?

A completed product that the service provider runs and manages

What does infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provide access to?

Networking features

Which cloud computing deployment model connects infrastructure and applications between cloud-based resources and existing resources not located in the cloud?

Hybrid

Which advantage of cloud computing addresses the issue of underestimating or overestimating server capacity?

Stop guessing capacity

Which service model reduces the need to manage the underlying infrastructure?

Platform as a service (PaaS)

What does on-premises deployment provide despite not offering many benefits of cloud computing?

Dedicated resources

What does platform as a service (PaaS) enable organizations to connect in a hybrid deployment?

Cloud with existing on-premises infrastructure

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