Cloud computing is the modern practice of using remote servers and shared resources instead of a local network for storing, managing, processing, and delivering data. Advances in cloud computing have helped to lower the cost, improve the reliability, performance, and security for business IT operations. By moving away from a centralized network model to a distributed one where resources are shared across “the cloud”, companies of all walks have been able to scale globally, and with efficiency, in ways previously reserved for enterprise behemoths. There are generally three types of clouds, that is public, private, and a hybrid model; and while there is a great variety in the types of cloud services available, most fall into one of three broad categories, including:
- Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)- this refers to the “base layer”, entailing the physical hardware or virtual computing platform, such as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure.
- Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) – this refers to accessing application software on demand without managing any of the setup or running the application, such as Salesforce, Microsoft Office 365, and Dropbox.
- Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) – this refers to computing platforms and operating systems that allow for companies to then run their software on top of, such as Heroku and the Google App Engine. Cloud computing has opened the doors to more innovation and economies of scale in the IT world, setting the stage for growth-seeking investors.
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