Cloud computing is the availability of computer system resources especially data storage i.e. cloud storage and computing power. Without direct management by the user. It is basically used for describing data centers available to many users over the Internet.
In easy terms, the “cloud” is a set of various and different types of hardware’s and software’s which work collectively. To deliver certain aspects of computing to the end-user as an online service. Hence, Cloud computing allows the users to use online services that are generally available through any device with an internet connection.
EXAMPLES OF CLOUD COMPUTING:
Some of the examples are as follows:
The cloud gives users very easy, web established access to communication and collaboration tools such as email and calendaring. Messages, voice and video calling apps like Skype also take advantage of the cloud. Similarly, your messages and information are located on the service provider’s network rather than on your personal device.
Cloud is used for file storage. The main advantage is easy backup as many cloud services automatically sync your files from your desktop. Also, if you want to switch to a different computer or mobile device. You can still retrieve your files through cloud computing.
If you are a developer, developing web, mobile or gaming apps, the cloud can help you to very quickly create a cross-platform experiences. That scale as your user base grows. Also, many cloud services include the pre-coded tools, such as directory services. Search and security which can speed your development. Apart from this there are many examples of cloud computing which we use in our day to day life’s.
TYPES OF CLOUD COMPUTING:
· Public Cloud
A public cloud is generally owned by an outsourced cloud provider. It is accessible to many businesses through the internet on a pay-per-use model. This model provides services and infrastructure to the businesses who want to save money on IT and operational costs. But, it’s the cloud provider who is responsible for the creation and maintenance of the resources.
· Private Cloud
This model is being use by a single business. It has more controlled environment in which has access to IT resources and is centralized within the business. This model can be externally hosted and can be managed in house. Although this private cloud hosting can be expensive. For larger businesses it can offer a higher level of security and also helps in customizing the storage, networking and compute components which suit their IT requirements.
· Hybrid Cloud
Hybrid Cloud is mainly for the businesses, which seek benefits of both private and public cloud models. Also, hybrid cloud environment model is a good option. Hence by combining the two models, a hybrid cloud model provides a more customized IT solution that meets specific business requirements.s
ADVANTAGES OF CLOUD COMPUTING:
- Reduced IT costs.
- Business continuity.
- Collaboration efficiency.
- Flexibility of work practices.
- Access to automatic updates.
DIS ADVANTAGES OF CLOUD COMPUTING:
- Network Connection Dependency.
- Limited Features.
- Loss of Control.
- Security issues.
- Technical Issues