Cloud Computing

What is Cloud Computing?

Cloud computing is a service including an on-demand delivery of IT resources over the Internet. It allows you to store data, maintain data and servers instead of buying, owning, and maintaining physical data centers and servers. You can access technology services, such as computing power, storage, and databases, on an as-needed basis from a cloud provider.

What are the benefits of using Cloud in any company?

Today every company is using cloud computing regardless of the size of the company. It offers various advantages such as storing huge amounts of data, data backups, disaster-recovery, virtual desktops, software development & testing, automatic updates and data-analytics. It makes the work flexible, sustainable and provides a competitive edge.

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Types of cloud computing services:

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)

This cloud computing service offers user on-demand access to computing resources such as storage, server, and network resources. You can run your own application and platforms within the infrastructure provided by this service.

Platform as a service(PaaS)

A service provider offers access to a cloud-based environment in which users can build and deliver applications. The provider supplies underlying infrastructure.

Software as a service(SaaS)

A service provider delivers software and applications through the internet. Users subscribe to the software and access it through the web or vendor APIs.

Big Data as a Service(BDaaS)

Big data as a service (BDaaS) is a combination of cloud computing platforms and big data technologies that help users minimize the time and cost required to deploy big data projects. Big data as a service enables enterprises to manage big data on cloud platforms to provide easy accessibility.

What are the top service providers of Cloud computing?

Looking at the Top 6 cloud computing services:

  1. Amazon Web Services S3

  2. Microsoft Azure Data Lake

  3. Google Cloud Storage

  4. Oracle Cloud

  5. IBM Cloud

  6. Alibaba Cloud

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