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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.

Hybrid clouds have a number of benefits. It combines the best of both worlds (public and private) in a manner of speaking.

For example (Ex 1), an organization may choose to use

– their private cloud for some inhouse services and

– their public cloud for others

(Ex 2)

An organization might choose to use public cloud to handle periods of high demand, while keeping most operations within their private cloud.


Why Cloud:-

Now, the big question is Why do we need Cloud? How does it benefit us?

Cloud computing offers your business many benefits. It allows you to set up what is essentially a virtual office to give you the flexibility of connecting to your business anywhere, any time. With the growing number of web-enabled devices used in today’s business environment (e.g. smartphones, tablets), access to your data is even easier.

Some of the benefits are:

  • Reduced IT Costs
  • Flexibility
  • Sustainability
  • Collaboration Efficiency
  • Security
  • Business continuity (Disaster Recovery)
  • Competitive Edge

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