What Is Cloud Computing

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There has been a tremendous amount of buzz around cloud computing in recent years. In fact, you probably clicked on this link because you have heard about it and would like to learn more about this topic. Today, we are going to talk about the basics. Cloud computing is a mean of delivering computing capabilities (processing, managing, etc.) using shared or dedicated resources that are housed in a secure centralized platform rather than using your own servers. There are three types of cloud platforms available; public, private and hybrid cloud. Public cloud is a service provider making resources, such as applications and storage, available to the general public over the internet. Private cloud is not open to the public and designed to appeal to businesses that want more control over their data and security. Hybrid cloud employs both public and private cloud services, creating a unified, automated, and well-managed computing environment.

     The simplicity of cloud computing helps businesses increase productivity, efficiency, and decrease cost. The cloud gives employees easy access to documents on any device from anywhere in the world. Many businesses use cloud because it is easily accessible, convenient and reliable. There are different types of cloud to choose from, to make your decision easier, you should think about which type of cloud is most beneficial for your business. Think about what you are trying to achieve as an organization, and what outcome or result you are looking for. If you are already using cloud for your business, what type of cloud are you using at the moment? And what kind of benefits have cloud computing brought to your business?

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