Context: With rising pandemic pushing people to work remotely has contributed to a long-term trend of rising demand in cloud computing
- Cloud computing is the delivery of computing services—including servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and intelligence—over the Internet (“the cloud”) to offer faster innovation, flexible resources, and economies of scale.
- There are three different ways to deploy cloud services: on a public cloud, private cloud or hybrid cloud.
- Public clouds are owned and operated by a third-party cloud service providers, which deliver their computing resources like servers and storage over the Internet
- A private cloud refers to cloud computing resources used exclusively by a single business or organisation. A private cloud can be physically located on the company’s on-site datacenter.
- Hybrid clouds combine public and private clouds, bound together by technology that allows data and applications to be shared between them.
- Lower operating costs,
- eliminates the capital expense of buying hardware and software and setting up and running on-site data centers.
- The biggest cloud computing services run on a worldwide network of secure data centers.
- 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.
- Pay per use