Cloud Computing is the latest version of modern computing, which does have ability to access your documents and use computing power from anywhere in the world as long as you have internet access.
In general terms Cloud computing is a resource managed by one location and accessed by various locations in the world using Internet facility. In layman’s term you can say Cloud Computing is like Electricity Company who provides electricity to everyone and you get charge whatever units you have used for your electricity. Cloud computing is the exact same model in computing industry where resources are stored at one or various locations and fully managed by company so, general public can use it from anywhere as long as you have internet access.
We all use Cloud computing in some format like when you use any Email services like Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail or Zoho which are hosted email platforms and widely used they have their servers everywhere with CDN (Content Delivery Network) ability and give you the ability to use their FREE or paid services on the go from any device, from any place with internet
There are mainly three types of Cloud which are…
- Public Cloud
- Private/Dedicated Cloud
- Hybrid Cloud
Public Cloud is general form of Cloud which is widely used by general industry to host their applications, servers and general computing.
Private/Dedicated Cloud are used for big multinationals and government segments where data security is major issue.
Hybrid Cloud is a mixture of Public Cloud and Private Cloud which is new form of Cloud computing widely used where part of the data can be hosted under public and part in the private cloud.
How we use Cloud in Daily Life?
In daily life most of the people are using Cloud Applications which are nothing but the Cloud computing. Let say in a daily routine you use some web based apps which are hosted on cloud platforms to do tasks like typing a letter. Instead of using your computer open a program like Microsoft word, you just use a website like docs.google.com where you can use Google Doc’s web-based word program.
Your files are also stored on Google’s Cloud Platform. You can type, edit and share the document with teammates or anyone anywhere without limits and you can get jobs done easily rather then saving a word document and send them via email and using the various copies of one document. Your documents are saved in Google server for you to go at anytime from anywhere…, or want to back them up to your computer, you can also download those files as .doc, pdf, or open in various other applications.
What are the Pros and Cons of Cloud Computing?
Cloud computing is becoming more and more famous but it does have some pros and cons which should be considered as per your business and individual needs.
The advantage of cloud computing are…
- You can access your files from any internet connected device with any web browser like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Opera, and an internet connection to edit, download, or publish your files.
- Flexibility and Collaboration becomes easy
- Reduce Upfront Hardware Cost
- No Maintenance by end user
- Backup and Recovery
- Quick Deployment
- Automatic Software Integrations (Software as a Service – SAAS)
- No limit storage
There are few major Cloud computing apps like Google Drive, Gmail, and Hotmail which are totally free for home users.You also have already been using cloud applications for years if you used webmail, chat rooms, social networks, forums, and blogs since they are all programs and services on the internet.
The disadvantage of cloud computing are…
As the growing market of Cloud computing there are disadvantages of Cloud computing which are mainly as below.
- Technical issues
- Prone to Attack
If you implement right strategies with security and bullet proof development with secure apps this all disadvantages can be minimised.
Regardless of any cons of Cloud Computing it’s becoming more and more famous and people are doing more things in the Cloud rather than local environment due to its flexibility and scalability.
What are known Cloud Computing service providers?
Cloud computing delivered in mainly below three forms…
- IaaS ( Infrastructure as a Service)
- PaaS ( Platform as a Service)
- SaaS ( Software as a Service)
IaaS is widely used terms when you talk about the infrastructure and physical or virtual machines and their resources and related security protocols. There are numerous IAAS providers in the Cloud Industry like ..Amazon EC2, Windows Azure, Rackspace, Digital Ocean, Vultr, Linode , Google Cloud etc.
PaaS provides the platform to serve the computing power which includes includes operating system, programming language execution environment, database, web server etc. Some examples are … AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Heroku, Force.com, Google App Engine etc.
SaaS represents Software as a Service on any Virtual Machine or Dedicated or Shared Server. This are mainly on demand softwares runs in the cloud. SaaS is most famous word in software industry because you don’t have to worry about the installation , patches, security or any maintenance all done by service provider you just have to use the software from any device and from anywhere. Most email platforms are going SaaS and most CRM and ERP softwares are going SaaS model to give flexibility and scalability to their users. Some examples are ….Google G Suite, Office 365, Salesforce, Zoho CRM, HubSpot etc.
Regardless of any kind of platform is used all the platforms are secure and scalable as per your business or personal needs.
If you search internet most of the good softwares are going SaaS model due to its popularity and flexibility. Most Music is going Cloud like Netflix, YouTube, Spotify etc.
All online programs updates support and maintenance is done by the online program service provider as a service to its users rather than the users having to maintaining and provides support to local programs.
How do I start using Cloud computing?
To start to use cloud computing you just need a Internet connection and any type of browser like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Opera. Safari, etc. In this era of digitalisation everyone have email address which is SaaS form of Cloud Computing from respective provider.
Aarchi Infotech Solutions provides all type of Cloud Computing Solutions across the globe for any domain. Our main services are below.
- Cloud Hosting with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Digital Ocean, Vultr, OVH or Linode
- Cloud Emails with Google G Suite or Office 365
- Cloud based CRM/ERP Softwares
- Cloud maintenance & BackUp services