Cloud computing is one of the fastest ways firms and IT organizations use in delivering technology products, service, and solution on a global scale.
A lot of techs and vendors use the term cloud computing loosely.
So I thought I’ll explain it in simple terms to get a clear understanding.
Cloud computing is the storing, managing and processing of resources, software, applications and data over a network via the Internet.
The Cloud infrastructure is synonymous in all of the three main cloud computing models infrastructure below:
• SaaS applications are designed for end-users, delivered over the web
• PaaS is the set of tools and services designed to make coding and deploying those applications quick and efficient
• IaaS is the hardware and software that powers it all – servers, storage, networks, operating systems
• On-demand self-service. The ability for an end user to sign up and receive services without the long delays that have characterized traditional IT
• Broad network access. Ability to access the service via standard platforms (desktop, laptop, mobile etc)
• Resource pooling. Resources are pooled across multiple customers
• Rapid elasticity. Capability can scale to cope with demand peaks
• Measured Service. Billing is metered and delivered as a utility service