A Distributed cloud service is a system that enables multiple users to access data and processes on the same cloud service. Each data piece can be partitioned into multiple pieces known as “chunks”. Each piece can then be accessed by different users at any given time.
A Cloud service generally consists of various software packages, including databases, web services and programming languages. All of these pieces are hosted in a virtual environment. The software is designed to make it easy for various users to access, process, and share data from the same server. The different parts of this system can be hosted by a single provider, or they can be hosted by a cluster of providers.
Distributed Cloud service was initially developed to support Internet Telephony (ITP) services. These services enable communication between Internet users through voice over a specified network. Since voice is typically analog, the service provides a lot of flexibility in terms of the calls that can be made. This is also ideal for businesses that want to make long distance calls.
As the popularity of the cloud services started increasing rapidly, a lot of developers started developing these systems on their own. The result is that they started to look at how they can allow users to access different pieces of the cloud without having to worry about the underlying infrastructure. This was achieved by creating a new layer of software which is referred to as Cloud Service Layer. A layer which is not part of the operating system. This layer runs independently and allows users to access different layers of the cloud.
Nowadays the Cloud Service Layer can be found on many web servers. Web-based servers act as “Cloud Servers” which hosts and provisioned the software. The other way to get access to the cloud service layer is by having a client running on an existing computer. The client will use an HTTP/TCP based server to access the cloud service layer. It will then transfer the data to a different machine, usually the Cloud Data Repository, which stores the information.
There are two types of Cloud Service Layer. The first type is the HTTP-only layer which only accepts requests for Cloud API’s. The second type is the HTTP/HTTPS Cloud Service Layer, which can also accept requests for Cloud APIs but also allows the user to send queries to the Cloud Data Repository, allowing it to perform complex analytical and statistical calculations. The Cloud Service Layer offers a lot of flexibility for the developers because it allows for easy access to the Cloud infrastructure.