What is Cloud computing?
Cloud computing is delivering a virtual pool of resources such as databases, servers, storage, software, analytics - over the internet. This allows accessing all such technology and services on an as-needed basis instead of owning, buying and maintaining physical resources by themselves. Organizations that deliver such services are called cloud providers.
Why is Cloud computing significant?
Cloud computing eliminates the infrastructure cost that might be heavy since it needs buying, setting up and maintaining costs. Since they are on-demand, most of the cloud services are quick in processing huge volumes of data
Increased productivity since it allows more time to concentrate on important business goals rather than time-consuming IT infra and management chores. Cloud computing also makes backup and disaster recovery more reliable and less expensive compared to primitive data centers during crises.
Who performs Cloud computing?
Organizations of all types whether small or large use cloud computing for a variety of use-cases. For example, Health care providers can use it to make treatments personalized to patients. Financial institutions use it for detecting frauds and video game makers use it to deliver online games to their millions of gaming customers.
How Cloud Computing works?
To understand how cloud computing works, lets understand it has a front-end and a back-end.
The front-end is the layer that is accessible by the users using an internet browser or a cloud-computing software. The back-end comprises all the servers, databases and hardware that is responsible for storing all the data and information as well as a software that delivers the data from the back-end to the front-end.
The cloud network provides access to different devices and connects all the resources through a centralized data center and facilitates operations through a set of rules known as protocols.