What is Cloud Computing?
Cloud computing refers to the use of resources provided by servers and services via a cloud provider.
One of the benefits of using cloud computing is that the cloud offers high availability and the ability to quickly and easily scale up or down rapidly without the need to purchase additional hardware in advance. Therefore, users typically only pay for the resources they use, for the time they are used.
IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS
There are several different types of services within cloud computing, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). The biggest advantage of these is that they are all managed by individual cloud providers, which can be a saving for you in terms of both time and money.
Services within cloud computing:
IaaS: Provides the user with access to basic infrastructure such as network, virtual machines and storage.
PaaS: Is the idea of delivering a platform that developers can use to build, test, and implement applications from start to finish.
SaaS: Provides access to software applications that are hosted and maintained by the provider.
Public cloud vs. Private cloud vs. Hybrid cloud:
Cloud computing can be delivered via a Public, Private, or Hybrid cloud.
Public Cloud: Examples of Public Clouds include Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Microsoft Azure Cloud. These are available via the internet and are typically set up as multi-tenant, which means you share resources with other customers.
Private Cloud: With Private Cloud, you own 100% of your hardware, meaning you do not share resources with other customers, and you have full ownership of data. This also means, in turn, that you must maintain both software and hardware yourself.
Hybrid Cloud: Is a combination of both Public and Private cloud, where a company can use the best of both setups. For example, with a Hybrid cloud, you can choose to store your data via your Private cloud, but expose and host services via a Public cloud.
How can Tech Chapter help you with Cloud?
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