Cloud-based computing is a form of Internet-based computing, where the word “Cloud” is used as a metaphor for “Internet”. It provides shared computer processing resources and data to computers and other devices on-demand. This is a more efficient system than having local servers or personal devices to handle applications.
Cloud services are the applications or resources made available to consumers via the internet from a single secure login portal.
Research facilities originally used cloud computing to perform millions of computations per second. In user-derived applications such as online banking, it provides personalized information or provides access to work applications and data.
Cloud Service Models
Software as a Service (SaaS)
A software subscription that enables access to software and its functions remotely as a Web-based service. SaaS allows companies to access business functionality at a very low cost since its pricing is based on a monthly fee.
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
PaaS is a cloud computing service that provides a platform allowing customers to develop, run, and manage applications. With PaaS, it eliminates the complexity of building and maintaining the infrastructure typically associated with developing applications.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
IaaS is a cloud service that provides the computing power to run virtual applications, Desktop as a Service, and web servers.
One of the main benefits of IaaS is you only pay for what you use. This could be CPU processing, RAM memory, Hard drives, Networking resources, GPU’s for heavy AUTO-CAD or Adobe applications.
Its architecture components consist of a front end platform computer MAC or PC, thin client or even mobile devices, back end platforms (servers and storage), a cloud-based delivery method, and a network (Internet, Intranet, Intercloud).
Cloud Services provide anywhere access to applications, data and payment based on usage. An example of a Cloud Computing provider is Microsoft’s Office 365 services. Office 365 users can access files and applications hosted by Microsoft via the internet from any device.
Advantages of Cloud Computing
- Accessibility from anywhere on any device
- Disaster recovery
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