What is Cloud Computing?

Cloud computing means one of two things. The most common definition is running workloads remotely over the internet in a commercial provider’s data center. Most businesses today take a multi-cloud approach which means they use more than one public cloud service. The other definition describes how it works. It’s a virtualized pool of resources available on demand. It allows one to apply abstracted compute, storage, and network resources to workloads as needed and gain access into an abundance of prebuilt services. The public cloud offers customers new capabilities without investing in hardware or software.

A list of cloud computing services:

  • SaaS (software as a service)
  • IaaS (infrastructure as a service)
  • PaaS (platform as a service
  • FaaS (functions as a service)
  • Private Cloud
  • Hybrid Cloud
  • Public APIs (application programming interfaces)
  • iPaaS (integrating platform as a service)
  • iDaaS (identity as a service)
  • Collaboration Platforms
  • Vertical Clouds

Cloud computing, public or private, has become the platform of choice for large applications. The major public clouds now lead the way in enterprise technology development, displaying advances that aren’t shown elsewhere yet. For more insights, click here.

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