Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing: Private vs Public

What is Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is that an organization is making use of a scalable computer network or IT Infrastructure for IT Services via internet. The software in a cloud is cloud based software.

Dragon1 is offered to you as cloud based software. Dragon1 is a business application provided via the cloud. This is called software as a service (SAAS). People just need to login and they can work from anywhere and use any device: PC, Laptop, Tablet PC or Smartphone. User organizations and users have no software or hardware worries anymore.

Benefits

The advantage of a cloud is that as you as user of IT services do not have to care about IT Infrastructure matters.
For instance, when a version of software changes or the network needs to be updated or extended.
All that is taken care off by the cloud provider.

Security

Cloud computing is as safe as online banking. You can trust you data to the cloud. That is if you carefully select your cloud provider.

Dragon1 makes use of BIT, one of the best cloud providers in the Netherlands.

All access to and communication with Dragon1 is secured via SSL (HTTPS) communication. Users need to have a strong password and make use of a captcha. Power and backup in the datacenter are full redundant. That is why many organizations and government in The Netherlands rely on the BIT datacenter.

Public Cloud

What is a Public Cloud?

External

A public cloud primarily is a cloud where users via the browser access one or more web applications that serve more than one organization. Also as end user organization you are not responsible for managing the software or hardware of the cloud.

Dragon1 PRO and Dragon1 ENTERPRISE are provided as public cloud. The data is stored multitenant: every organization has its own database.

What is a Managed Private Cloud?

External

A managed private cloud is a cloud where you first need to login to a remote client or virtual desktop,
to get behind a firewall and then you login to a (web) application via the browser.
As end user organization you are normally responsible for managing the software or hardware of the cloud.

Dragon1 PRO and Dragon1 ENTERPRISE can be provided via a Managed Private Cloud at extra cost.
The Dragon1 cloud provider is responsible for managing the software and hardware of the cloud.
You are the owner of your data and can control how it is stored and archived.

Private Cloud

What is an On Premise Private Cloud

Internal

An on premise private cloud is a cloud in the data center of the end user organization. It often resides on their intranet and the data is secure behind a firewall. As end user organization you are responsible for managing the software or hardware of the cloud.

Dragon1 PRO and Dragon1 ENTERPRISE can be provided at extra cost as On Premise Private Cloud.

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About the concept of Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing is a technology concept part of the Technology Reference Architecture of the Dragon1 EA Framework. Cloud Computing is about creating a scalable computer network and networking resources over the internet.

Go to Cloud Computing. This page will present a definition, literature references, a principle formulation and principles detail diagram.

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