Today, a lot of people & companies use the tech term “Cloud”. Firstly, we need to understand what is a cloud? Cloud is not physical, it is a network of servers that are connected to each other. These servers provide online services & allow them to store data and access it, like google drive, dropbox, adobe creative cloud, etc. We use the cloud in our daily life.
Cloud is a big deal. Your decision to move to the cloud server is very beneficial for your business.
There are three types of cloud deployment models.
1. Public Cloud
2. Private Cloud
3. Hybrid Cloud
In this model, services are available over the internet for public use. Service providers own & manage this cloud model which may be free or subscription fee required. For example, Amazon web services (AWS) offers online services, Dropbox- a storage space for personal files, google cloud services, facebook cloud service, etc.
Security & privacy is the main concern for every company. A private cloud provides hosted services to limited people or organizations. This model provides the highest security & control level. You can access your data from your laptop, mobile device, or tablets with an Internet connection.
There are two types of private cloud.
A) On-Premise: This cloud is hosted & managed within an organization own facility. It is best for security because one has full control over the cloud system.
B) Externally Hosted: This type of cloud is hosted & managed by a third party. It offers total privacy because you don’t need to share resources.
A hybrid cloud is a combination of public & private clouds. A hybrid cloud offers the benefits of multiple deployment environments in which the company provides and manages some resources in-house and has other resources provided externally.
1. Software as a Service (SaaS)
2. Platform as a Service (PaaS)
3. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
In this service model, applications are hosted by a service provider & offered to users over the internet. It is the most widely used service model. Users can use this service just with an Internet connection. Examples of Saas are Google Apps, CRM, CMS, online banking, email, etc.
It allows us to upgrade & changed web applications quickly & easily. You don’t need to buy software, you can rent hardware, operating system, & network capacity over the Internet and it will cut your business cost. Google App Engine is an example of Paas.
It is a way of delivering cloud infrastructure servers, storage, network, and operating systems as an on-demand service. You don’t need to buy servers, network equipment, etc. Iaas allows you only pay for the resources used. Save your money and providing your business exactly what it needs.
Cloud is the best platform that offering quality service at an affordable price. It is one of the fastest-growing technology in IT.