Cloud Computing is a term which confuses many people. However, it is not the way, as it seems to be. The reality is that, people who all claim that they are not aware of the cloud computing or do not get its concept, uses it on a daily basis.
In normal terms, it is the term which describes the various cases where the main source that is the computer is delivering its services over the network connection, commonly known as the internet. Therefore, the procedure works on the fundamentals of sharing the data virtually with the help of the machinery. In this process, the data is being transferred in the virtual world without deploying any of the hardware or any software.
Is it still difficult to understand? In other words, the moment when you store your data online, instead of storing it in your hardware, i.e. your computer, even when you use the social networking site or even a webmail, you are using the service of ‘cloud computing’. This cloud computing is also being used in various national or multinational companies.
Cloud Computing in Businesses
The delivering of the computing facility over the internet is known as Cloud Computing. The service allows all individuals as well as the big, small, and medium businesses to use certain software’s and hardware’s that are being managed by the third parties. Some of the major examples of the cloud services are, online file storage, webmail, social networking sites, any applications related to the businesses and so on. With the help of this cloud computing facility, anyone can access to his or her data from any part of the world. Therefore, they do not have to carry any hardware along with them.
Characteristics of Cloud Computing
When it is about the features of cloud computing, there are many. From all time availability to broad network access to self-service. Apart from that, one can also enjoy its resource pulling, and rapid elasticity. By the term self-service, we mean that you can use your shared and saved data anywhere and at any time, you want.
Deployment of Cloud
Most of the times, cloud services are made available via various clouds and these can be named as,
- Public Cloud: It is owned and operated by the cloud provider. Some its services examples are: Email services; online photo and video sharing; social networking sites and so on.
- Community Cloud: It is between a certain groups of people known as the community. The information or the data are available only between those members of the community. The whole setup can be owned by the members or by the service provider.
- Private Cloud: It is strictly for a set of people and no one else. Most of the times, company’s follow this trend and this is owned by the third-party.
- Hybrid Cloud: It is a perfect combo of the different procedures of the recourse pooling. In other words, it uses both, the private as well as the public clouds, in order to accomplish various functions at the same time.
Hybrid Cloud “The Next Generation Cloud”
With the hybrid cloud, the company can maximize their work efficiency. This cloud model can be applied in different manners, and some of them are listed below:
- When both public and private cloud providers work together.
- Individual provider offers the entire hybrid package.
- Companies with private clouds can integrate with the public could and work together.
With the hybrid cloud entering the fray, companies will be able to save a lot of time and money in short time.
This is all the credible information that you’d need before taking the cloud plunge. What are you waiting for then? Join the bandwagon before it’s too late!
This is a Guest Post by Abhishek Tyagi. Abhishek Tyagi is an Editor at Ace Cloud Hosting. He loves how cloud technology has evolved over the years and shares the knowledge with everyone. Otherwise he loves to talk about movies, playing games and eating.