Now that Cloud Computing has become a rage in the technology world and everyone has started talking about it, let me tell you what it actually means. Definitions apart, Cloud Computing basically involves delivering hosted services over the Internet.
Termed as the Next-Gen computing, Cloud services include Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). This is otherwise called “Everything as a Service”.
Benefits of the Cloud Platform include:
- Shared, multi-tenant infrastructure
- Virtualized and dynamic
- Scalable and available
- Abstracted from infrastructure
- Higher-level services
- Pay-as-you-go facility
Cloud Computing can eliminate customers’ Capital Expenditure on hardware and software as most Cloud services are either utility-based or time-based.
Microsoft is introducing Cloud Computing through Azure.I will talk more about Azure in my next post.
For now, thank you and happy computing!