The cloud computing is widespread IT paradigm nowadays. It’s foundations was lay down in 1961 at the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in a speech held by John McCarthy. He calimed that „computation may someday be organized as a public utility”. In the past few years the information technology reached a level where this paradigm can be realized and spread.
The main goal of this paper is to present the fundamentals, the kinds and the adventages and disadventages of the cloud computing. It will expound in detail the Microsoft’s cloud system, the Windows Azure Platform thoroughly but primarily from a developer’s perspective. After the theoretical description the paper presents the usage of the platform through an example with particular attention to the Storage technologies.
The example is an educational administrational portal because it’s particular burts load can utilize the the cloud effectively so it provides a great opportunity to demonstrate the potential of the cloud computing.