What is Cloud Computing?

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What is Cloud Computing?

Cloud computing provides on-demand delivery of the computing services such as servers, storage, databases, networks, analytics, software etc., over the Internet. Mostly delivered on a pay-as-you-go pricing model, it helps to bring down the IT operating costs.

There are three ways to deploy cloud – Public Cloud, Private Cloud and Hybrid Cloud.

Most Cloud Computing services are offered under three categories – Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS).

Why Cloud Computing?

Cloud Computing offers the following key benefits to an organization.

  • Cost Saving :

    CapEx on hardware, software, facilities, data centres etc. is eliminated. It also reduces the costs on IT team resources as any cloud operations and issues can be handled by the cloud service providers.

  • Scalability :

    With cloud, enterprises can deliver the right amount of IT resources that is actually needed. Enterprises can scale up or down the resources as per the business need.

  • Performance :

    Cloud services gives access to multiple technologies which can be deployed within a very short period of time. The cloud computing services run on networks from data centres that are frequently updated to the latest version of the hardware or software or technologies.

  • Security & Reliability :

    Backup and Disaster Recovery becomes easy with Cloud Computing, as data is stored elsewhere, and enterprises need not worry about Business Continuity. The Cloud providers also follow a set of rules and policies to ensure the data and applications are secure and protected from potential threats.

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