What is cloud computing- The Full explanation

What Does Cloud Computing Mean?


Cloud computing is the the use of various services, such as software development platforms, servers, storage, and software, over the Internet, often referred to as the “cloud.”

There are 3 cloud computing characteristics that are common among all cloud-computing pioneers:

  • First- The back-end of the application, especially hardware- is completely managed by a cloud vendor.
  • Second- A user only pays for services used (memory, processing time and bandwidth, etc.).
  • Third- Services are scalable.

Numerous cloud computing advancements are closely related to virtualization. The ability to pay on demand and scale quickly is mainly a result of cloud computing vendors being able to pool resources that may be divided among multiple vendors.

It is not uncommon to categorize cloud computing services as Infrastructure as a Service “IAAS” Platform as a Service “PAAS” or Software as a Service “SAAS”.

Many consider cloud computing as an overused buzzword who has been totally blown out of proportion by marketing firms. A common argument by critics is that cloud computing cannot succeed because it means that organizations must lose control of their data, such as an email provider that stores data in deferent locations around the glob.

large regulated companies, like banks, might be required to store data in the United States. While this is not an insurmountable issue, it does reflect the type of issue that some companies may have with cloud computing model.

The cloud computing proponents point to it being a new paradigm in software development and structure, where smaller firms are starting to have access to processing power storage and business processes that were once only available to larger tycoons.

As for the CLOUD NAME- it came from the traditional usage of the cloud to represent the Internet – or a wide area network (WAN) .

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