What is cloud computing?
Basically, Cloud Computing is the delivery of computing services – servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics and more – over the internet (“the cloud”). And, companies offering these computing services are called cloud providers like Microsoft, Google, and Amazon. And, typically, cloud computing services will be charged based on the usage, which means you pay for only the things that you use and based on how much you use.
So, let us see what are the benefits of using the cloud.
Benefits of Cloud Computing
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
With IaaS, you rent IT infrastructure – servers and virtual machines (VMs), storage, networks, operating systems – from a cloud provider on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Platform as a service (PaaS) refers to cloud computing services that supply an on-demand environment for developing, testing, delivering and managing software applications.
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Software as a service (SaaS) is a method for delivering software applications over the Internet, on demand and typically on a subscription basis. With SaaS, cloud providers host and manage the software application and underlying infrastructure and handle any maintenance, such as software upgrades and security patching.
Types of cloud deployments
Public clouds are owned and operated by a third-party cloud service provider, which delivers computing resources such as servers and storage over the Internet.
A private cloud refers to cloud computing resources used exclusively by a single business or organization. A private cloud can be physically located in the company’s on-site datacenter. Some companies also pay third-party service providers to host their private cloud.
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