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Throw light on the different types of cloud services and analyse the opportunities and challenges associated with cloud computing.

Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, Nano-technology, biotechnology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.

4. Throw light on the different types of cloud services and analyse the opportunities and challenges associated with cloud computing. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 3 and mentioned as part of Mission-2023 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the different type of cloud services, opportunities and challenges associated with it.

Directive word:

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Briefly by defining cloud computing.

Body:

First, write about the different type of cloud services – Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS).

Next, write about the opportunities offered by cloud computing – cost savings, scalability, flexibility, and improved efficiency etc and mention various initiatives taken by the government to promote it.

Next, write about the challenges associated with cloud computing – data privacy and security concerns, vendor lock-in, and issues related to service availability and reliability etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a forward.