Brief Intro to Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is a form of Internet-based computing that provides shared computer processing resources and data to computers and other devices on demand. It just means that instead of having your stuff on a hard drive, it’s stored on the internet! Through the use of cloud computing, users have easy and simple access to servers, storage and databases.

Pros of Cloud Computing

1.Easy access

You only need a connect to the internet to access your data! It’s simple as that.

2.Increased speed

Having everything on the internet stream lines everything.

3.Adjustable capacity

Capacity is seemingly limitless. You have the choice of how much or how little space you want to use.There’s no hard limit on the amount of space you have access to.

Cons

1.Internet access is required

internet access isn’t available everywhere. you’re sorta S.O.L if you need something and there’s no internet

2.Downtime

sometimes outages happen! it’s not always guaranteed that there will be no outages. Sometimes things go wrong and it is out of your control.

3.Security

nothing is totally secure. everyone is still vulnerable.

Types of Cloud Computing

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

   Businesses will use this as a web infrastructure like servers and storage their own works.

Platform as a Service (PaaS)

   By providing a platform, users are able to maintain, develop and run. The complexity and work needed is taken away. They are delivered by as a public cloud service or by networks.

Software as a Service (SaaS)

Users are able to gain information from the use of application softwares and databases. Sometimes these services are provided by a subscription. Applications such as Microsoft Office 365 are SaaS! UMW uses it to provide us email addresses as well as the popular applications like Word or Excel.

You’re probably already familiar with cloud computing. Tools such as Google Drive and Apple’s iCloud are both examples of cloud computing.

 

Check out these sites for more information

Amazon. PC World. Microsoft.

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