Cloud computing is one of the hottest catchphrases in business today. It has transformed the way organizations store, access and share information, collaborate and manage computing resources. With the advent of the internet, cloud computing has provided new ways of conducting business by allowing companies to rise above the conventional on-premises IT infrastructure.
Cloud computing offers modern businesses flexibility, efficiency, scalability, security, increased collaboration and reduced costs. While the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated cloud adoption, the reliance on cloud technologies is set to continue in 2022, especially with hybrid work taking center stage. So, whether an organization already uses cloud services or is planning to in the coming year, it is imperative to understand the basics of cloud computing in order to take full advantage of cloud-powered solutions.
In this blog, we will explore what exactly cloud computing is, how it works, its benefits and disadvantages, and how companies can protect their SaaS data better.
What is cloud computing?
According to ZDNet, “cloud computing is the delivery of on-demand computing services — from applications to storage and processing power — typically over the internet and on a pay-as-you-go basis.”
In simplest terms, the cloud refers to the internet. When organizations store data in virtual data centers or access programs using an internet connection instead of relying on their device’s hard drive or on-premises IT infrastructure, it means they are operating in the cloud.
Cloud computing can be as simple as “servers in a third-party data center” or entire serverless workloads that are infinitely scalable and geo-redundant. Cloud servers and services are scalable and elastic.
How does cloud computing work?
Cloud computing is the delivery of computing resources, such as IT infrastructure or data center over the internet. This model allows businesses to rent storage space or access software programs from a cloud service provider, instead of building and maintaining their own IT infrastructure or data center. One major benefit of using cloud computing services is that companies pay only for the resources they use.
To better understand its technical aspects, cloud computing processes can be divided into frontend and backend. The frontend component allows users to access data and programs stored in the cloud through an internet browser or by using a cloud computing application. The backend consists of servers, computers and databases that store the data. – Read more
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