Cloud computing is “a style of computing in which scalable and elastic IT-related capabilities are provided ‘as a service’ to customers using Internet technologies”. Cloud computing is now available for businesses as well as consumers (House, 2012). Ericsson benefitted from Amazon Web Services (AWS) through cost reductions, automated software updates, and remote access capabilities enhanced by on-demand availability supporting multiple devices. This paper evaluates the adaptability, dependability, manageability, and scalability of the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Services (Amazon S3), and RightScale services. I examine security concerns for cloud-based services in general terms, and make recommendations to mitigate these concerns. The assessment of cost, reliability, and scalability issues associated with cloud computing are also considered, and recommendations are made to address each of these issues.
Keywords: Case Study, Ericsson, Amazon, Cloud Computing, assessment, AWS, EC2, Amazon S3, recommendations, IT, remote access
Ericsson Cloud Computing
Cloud computing services are increasing in popularity as more businesses and consumers become aware of the convenience these services offer:
Ericsson is the world’s leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. Ericsson is the leader in 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies, and provides support for networks with over 2 billion subscribers and has the leading position in managed services. The company’s portfolio comprises mobile and fixed network infrastructure, telecom services, software, [sic] broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and the media industry. The Sony Ericsson and ST-Ericsson joint ventures provide consumers with feature-rich personal mobile devices (Amazon Web Services, 2011).
Ericsson benefitted from Amazon Web Services (AWS) through cost reductions, automated software updates, and...