Cloud computing is a method of delivering computing services including servers, storage, database, networking, software, and analytics over the internet. This helps in ensuring faster innovation, flexible resources, and easy scalability. The main purpose of cloud computing is to grant user access to data centers. Using cloud computing, users can access data from remote servers.
Types Of Cloud:
- Private Cloud: It is used for intra-business interactions, where the computing resources are deployed for a single organization.
- Community Cloud: In this type, the computing resources are deployed for a single community and organizations in the community.
- Public Cloud: This type of cloud computing is used for B2C interactions and the computing resources are owned by government or an academic/business organization.
- Hybrid Cloud: It is used for both B2B and B2C interactions. The computing resources are bound together by different clouds.
Cloud Computing Services:
- Software as a Service (SaaS): It is a software distribution model in which the cloud services are hosted by a service provider and made available to the client over internet. Clients can subscribe to the software and pay for monthly usage.
- Platform as a Service (PaaS): It provides a platform to developers for building applications and services. PaaS services are regularly updated with new features. It includes software support and services, storage, networking, deploying, testing, collaborating, hosting and maintaining applications.
- Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): It provides computing infrastructure like virtual server space, network connections, bandwidth, load balances, and IP addresses. The pool of hardware resources is extracted from multiple servers and networks distributed across numerous data centers.
Benefits Of Cloud Computing:
- Cost Effective: Cloud computing eliminates the capital investment required to buy hardware/software and set up on-site data centers. It also reduces the cost incurred on hiring IT professionals for running and maintaining the data centers.
- Speed: Cloud computing allows businesses to be flexible and ensure seamless capacity planning. Also, cloud computing services are delivered on-demand, so vast amount of computing resources can be provisioned in a short time.
- Productivity: On-site data centers require a lot of hardware setup, software patching, and other IT management tasks. Cloud computing removes the need for these tasks, thus freeing the time and resources of IT team which can be focused on other productive tasks.
- Lesser Downtime: Cloud services allow businesses to bring data centers closer to the users, irrespective of their geographical location. This helps in reducing the downtime.
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