What is cloud computing? How it works?
The term “cloud” is not new when talking about technology or computing. Simply put, “cloud” is a metaphor for the Internet. In fact, cloud symbols are repeatedly used to depict the Internet on diagrams. If you think of the Internet as a virtual ‘space’ that connects users from all over the globe, it is like a cloud, sharing information by the way of networks.
Information and data is stored on physical or virtual servers, which are maintained and controlled by a cloud computing provider, such as Amazon and their AWS product. As a personal or business cloud computing user, you access your stored information on the ‘cloud’, via an Internet connection.
What Are The Different Types Of Cloud Computing?
Cloud computing can mean many different things these days, but there’s three main categories of cloud computing services. You might have heard about these or use them already; software as a service (SaaS), for example – Microsoft 365, platform as a service (PaaS), example – salesforce.com and infrastructure as a service (IaaS), example – Rackspace.
How Does Cloud Storage Work?
Via an Internet service connection, cloud storage works by enabling users access and to download data on any chosen device, such as a laptop, tablet or smartphone. Cloud storage users can also edit documents simultaneously with other users as well, making it easier to work away from the office. Depending on specific needs, prices vary for cloud storage. As an individual user, you can usually get initial amounts of cloud storage for free – such as 5GB with iCloud, which recently dealt with some highly publicized cloud security issues.
How Does Cloud Computing Work?
To understand the workings of a cloud computing system, it is easier to divide it into two sections: the front end and the back end. They are connected to each other through a network, usually the Internet. The front end is the side of the computer user or client. The back end is ‘the cloud’ section of the system.
The front end consists of the client’s computer or computer network. Also the application essential to access the cloud computing system. It is not necessary that all cloud computing systems have the same user interface. On the back end of the cloud technology system, there are various computers, servers and data storage systems that make up the cloud. A cloud computing system could potentially include any computer program, from data processing to video games. Generally, each application will have its own dedicated server.