Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of IT resources over the Internet with pay-as-you-go pricing. Instead of buying, owning, and maintaining physical data centers and servers, you can access technology services, such as computing power, storage, and databases from a remote server.
BENEFITS OF CLOUD COMPUTING
The Cloud gives you mobile access to corporate data via smartphones and devices, which is a great way to ensure that no one is ever left out of the loop. Resources in the cloud can be easily stored, retrieved, recovered, or processed with just a couple of clicks. Users can get access to their works on-the-go, 24/7, via any devices of their choice, in any corner of the world as long as you stay connected to the internet.
The cloud allows you to save substantial capital cost as it does not need any physical hardware investments. Also, you do not need trained personnel to maintain the hardware. The buying and managing of equipment is done by the cloud service provider.
Cloud computing makes data backup, disaster recovery and business continuity easier and less expensive because data can be mirrored at multiple redundant sites on the cloud provider’s network.
TYPES OF CLOUD COMPUTING
There are three main models for cloud computing. These are sometimes called the cloud computing stack because they build on top of one another. Knowing what they are makes it easier to accomplish your business goals.
Backup as a Service (Baas)
Backup as a Service is a method of offsite data storage in which files, folders, or the entire contents of a hard drive are regularly backed up to a remote secure cloud-based data repository over a network connection. The purpose of online backup is to protect the information from the risk of loss associated with user error, hacking, or any other kind of technological disaster.
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Platform as a Service removes the need for organizations to manage the underlying infrastructure and allow you to focus on the deployment and management of your applications. This helps you be more efficient as you don’t need to worry about resource procurement, capacity planning, software maintenance, or any of the other undifferentiated heavy lifting involved in running your application.
Desktop as a Service (DaaS)
Desktop as a Service enables businesses to deliver cloud-hosted virtual desktops to any device, from anywhere. Users can access their desktop environment from a wide variety of devices, including PCs, laptops, tablets and some smartphones. DaaS solutions provide complete hosted desktops for applications and email securely delivered over the web. They’re simple to buy and easy to manage, with no software for IT to maintain.