What is Cloud
In the last decade, the traditional sense of the word “cloud” has transformed into a computing terminology. Without a context, it is even difficult to determine whether it is technological or scientific cloud in question. It has been thrown around so often that it undermines the traditional usage of the word.
So what does this word mean now? In the simplest terms, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the internet instead of your computer’s local hard drive. These are servers that are accessed over the internet to execute the software and the database that run on them. Ultimately, the word “cloud” is just a metaphor for the internet.
Cloud servers are located in data centers all over the world. By using cloud computing, users and companies don’t have to manage physical servers themselves or run software applications on their own machines.
What does ‘hybrid cloud’ mean?
A hybrid cloud mixes two or more types of cloud environments. Hybrid cloud deployments combine public and private clouds. For a cloud to truly be hybrid, these different cloud environments must be tightly interconnected with each other, essentially functioning as one combined infrastructure. Almost all hybrid clouds include at least one public cloud.