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What Is Cloud Computing?

Cloud computing is performing tasks, storing data or hosting services on another system, as opposed to a personal computer. This my be due to limitations of performance or specific features on your personal device.

With cloud computing, companies use IT resources such as servers, computing power, storage, middleware, or flexible software over the Internet. You hire different IT resources according to your individual cloud provider's needs and pay for them according to consumption.

What Are The Four Types Of Cloud Computing?

Private Cloud

The private cloud makes its services available only to organizations. Unlike the public cloud, it is not accessible to the general public.

The private cloud can be hosted on the company's computers or by a third party and offers a high level of control and security.

Public cloud

The public cloud is a shared resource among many users. The required server infrastructure is located in the external data centers of the cloud provider.

Hybrid clouds

The hybrid cloud runs simple processes in its private cloud and uses the public cloud for complex processes. You can reduce your costs and various complications that can slow down or slow down your business processes.

MultiCloud

Multicloud aims to run applications in multiple clouds. Many cloud providers, such as AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure, provide their customers with the computing power, cloud storage capabilities and network resources needed for multi-cloud deployments.

What are the three uses of cloud computing?

Infrastructure As A Service

IAAS Hardware is hosted by a cloud service provider provided to customers through their portal. The provider hosts and manages the hardware. You as a customer pays for the use.

Platform As A Service

PaaS providers provide a platform for hosting customer applications. These are software services offered as a platform. The customer runs each business application as a home application on the platform.

Software As A Service

SAAS The provider hosts the software on its infrastructure and delivers it as a service to customers. The provider manages the infrastructure and software or only provides software and uses other IaaS service providers for the hardware. The customer pays for the use of the software.

What Are The Benefits Of Cloud Computing?

It provides data backup in a power outage, emergency or other crisis. You know that your data is protected in a secure place.

Cloud computing enables flexibility and allows information systems to be adapted to the business needs of companies, which are also constantly changing. This gives them an undeniable competitive advantage.

More resources and greater responsiveness allow companies to focus their expertise on increasing productivity and performance.

Cloud computing was supposedly invented in the 1960s by Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider.

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manish srivastava

Nice Article, but there is something that makes difference between cloud computing and virualisation. There is nothing that virualisation can't do that cloud computing can do. If you go for difference between them you will end up with advantages of one over other. Anyway, the main difference is Manual intervention. In cloud you have no or lesser manual intervention. Rest is marketing stunt....

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Caroline Author

Thanks for the input. This is why I love OpenSource sharing :) just started taking the AWS cloud classes. Am learning everyday.

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manish srivastava

Nice!!! I will take an opportunity to suggest you to also go for Linux foundation courses. They are generic and works beyond control of companies.

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Caroline Author

Okay

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Mike Graff

I don't think this is really a valid comparison. Virtualization is used by every cloud computing vendor as a core characteristic of their compute offerings.

The main advantages of cloud computing vs. on premise virtualization are scale and reduced management overhead. With cloud I don't have to worry about managing any hardware or hypervisor software, and I can usually scale to a much larger degree than with on premise virtualization.

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manish srivastava

Exactly, there is post V-M= CLOUD .