Over the last decade, cloud computing has grabbed the attention of nearly all sectors that use computer systems for their work. The size of the business doesn’t matter, as long as there are multiple sites and multiple users on the computer, cloud computing helps.
Cloud computing in a nutshell is the method of storing, managing, and processing data on a network of remote computers that are connected to the Internet, rather than on a local server or a personal computer. As a result of cloud computing, documents are accessible from anywhere in the world since the data is readily stored on a network of hosted servers that transport and transmit data over the internet. Although the term “cloud computing” is a new one, the notion behind it has been around for years.
In the cloud market, there are four primary types: private clouds, public clouds, hybrid clouds, and multi-clouds. There are three types of cloud computing services: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platforms-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).
A distinct consideration must be made when selecting a cloud type or a cloud service. No two clouds (even if they are of the same type) are the same, and no two cloud services are utilised to address the same issue in the same way. However, by recognising the commonalities, you will be better prepared to comprehend how the limitations of each cloud computing type may affect your company’s operations.
Types of cloud computing:
- Public clouds – Public clouds are cloud environments built on non-user owned IT infrastructure. Alibaba Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, and Microsoft Azure are just a few of the biggest.
- Private clouds – Private clouds are cloud environments devoted to a single end user or group, generally behind that user’s or group’s firewall. Private clouds are defined as those where the underlying IT infrastructure is exclusive to a single client.
- Hybrid Clouds – A hybrid cloud is an IT environment made up of different environments linked through LANs, WANs, VPNs, and/or APIs.
- Multiclouds – Multiclouds are clouds from many vendors, public or private. Not all multiclouds are hybrid clouds. When various clouds are coupled through integration or orchestration, they become hybrid clouds.