We are living in the age of Cloud Computing. Cloud is not only present but it is the future of technology and computing.
Cloud computing is a kind of outsourcing of computer programs. Using cloud computing, users are able to access software and applications from wherever they need, while it is being hosted by an outside party — in “the cloud.” This means that they do not have to worry about things such as storage and power, they can simply enjoy the end result. In other words, cloud computing is the virtualization and central management of data center resources as software-defined pools. This technical definition of cloud computing describes how public cloud service providers run their operations. The key advantage is agility: the ability to apply abstracted compute, storage, and network resources to workloads as needed and tap into an abundance of pre-built services.
Simply we can say, cloud computing is the delivery of computing services, servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and moreover the Internet (“the cloud”).
USES OF CLOUD COMPUTING
If you use an online service to send email, edit documents, watch movies or TV, listen to music, play games or store pictures and other files, it is likely that cloud computing is making it all possible behind the scenes. The first cloud computing services are barely a decade old, but already a variety of organizations from tiny startups to global corporations, government agencies to non-profits are embracing the technology for all sorts of reasons. Here are a few of the things you can do with the cloud
- Create new apps and services
- Store, back up, and recover data
- Host websites and blogs
- Stream audio and video
- Deliver software on demand
- Analyze data for patterns and make predictions
The advent of the Cloud has opened up enormous cost-saving opportunities for businesses, yet cloud services have also raised concerns about IT security. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has saved hundreds of thousands of companies on average 70% compared to on-premise solutions, with an IT infrastructure platform in the cloud that is both ﬂexible and secure.