Title: CLOUD STORAGE Organizational pattern: Topical order General Purpose: To inform Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the history of cloud storage, the type and advantages of cloud storage. Central Idea: Cloud storage is a service storing data online so that we can access it from any place without actually carrying the data servers with us. Introduction I.
Imagine from the paper to the cloud. What is “the Cloud”? Moving to the cloud. Running in the cloud. Stored in the cloud. Accessed from the cloud: these days is seems like everything is happening “in the cloud”. But what exactly is this
nebulous concept? The short answer is that it's somewhere at the other end of your internet connection; a place where you can access apps and services, and where your
data can be stored securely. I have used the Cloud and satisfied how the service managed, maintain and
backup my data. Today I would like to inform you about the history of cloud storage, the type and advantages of cloud storage.
(Transition: Let’s start with the history of cloud storage) Body I.
Cloud storage may seem like a relatively new term to you right, but it builds upon many years of distributed technologies. A. Cloud storage actually was created in 1960’s. 1. A man called Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider was one of America’s leading computer scientists. 2. He funded the creation of ARPANET in the late 60’s which offered universities the ability to access files from a remote device. 3. According to the Misty E. Vermaat, author of Discovering Computers 2016, the network called ARPANET become functional in September 1969, linking scientific and academic researchers across the United States.
B. The actual term "cloud" borrows from telephony. 1. Telecommunications companies, who until the 1990s primarily offered point-to-point data circuits, began offering Virtual Private Network (VPN) services with a comparable quality of service but at a much lower cost. 2. By switching traffic to balance load as they saw fit, they were able to use their overall network bandwidth more effectively. 3. They used the cloud symbol to mark the point between the infrastructure that was the responsibility of the provider, and where the user took over. C. Amazon played an important role in the development of cloud storage. 1. They updating and modernising their data centres, which at the time, like most computer networks, were using only 10% of their capacity at any one time. 2. The new cloud architecture resulted in significant improvements in internal efficiency since small, fast-moving teams could add new features and applications more quickly and easily. 3. Amazon initiated a new product development effort to provide cloud storage to external customers, and launched Amazon Web Service (AWS) on a utility computing basis in 2006. (Transition: Now you know something about the history of cloud storage, let’s move to the types of cloud storage) II.
There are three basic types of cloud data storage: personal, public, and hybrid cloud storage. A. Private Storage. 1. This system is designed for one person or company that is specific to your needs. 2. These types of cloud storage comes in two formats: on-premise and externally hosted. Both work good, but primarily for businesses, not individuals, unless you are running a smaller home-based company. 3. You have more administrative control and can design the system to what you want it to accomplish in the way of business needs.
B. Public Storage. 1. This is a cloud service that requires little administrative controls and can be accessed online by any anyone you authorize. 2. You get the same security, but don’t need to maintain the system as much as you would with a private cloud. 3. You don’t need a rigid integration with your business needs or private storage concerns. C. Hybrid cloud storage. 1. Hybrid clouds offers a combination of private and public clouds. 2. You can customize your features and insert the applications that meet your needs, as well as the resources that work for you. 3. The most important data can be kept on a private cloud, while the less important data can be stored on a public cloud and accessed by a host of people remotely. (Transition: Given the types of cloud storage, I’m sure you are wondering the advantages of cloud storage) III.
There are several benefits that I can highlight here for you. A. Access your documents anywhere. 1. Cloud storage enables you to open a document on any of your devices and in any location. 2. No longer are your documents in the wrong place; providing you have internet access, you have your documents. 3. This universal access gives you the flexibility to work where and when you want. B. Work with others in anywhere. 1. The capability allowing multiple people to collaborate and work on a document at the same time is revolutionising how teams work. 2. This new affordance can deliver terrific improvements in efficiency. 3. Typically, writing bids or tender documents can takes weeks to prepare as the document is passed between departments and authors; this can be reduced to a few days when all parties can work on the same document at the same time.
C. Data security is a priority. 1. Storing your data in the cloud introduces a new set of risks, but you can mitigate them using techniques such as data encryption, automation and password devices on your smart phone. 2. The result is that cloud storage typically has a lower risk profile than the server in the back of your office. (