According to theITern, we live in the computer age, but it may sound surprising that a lot of learned people do not know what the word CLOUD means from the IT perspective. the term became popular in early 2000 and has obviously come to stay.
To understand Cloud Computing better, it is best to understand what an On-premise setup is.
On-premises, which is the traditional means of locally storing our data can be simply defined as the physical housing of our servers, cables, and all storage components of an organization’s database; Cloud computing on the other hand is when a third party company, the Cloud Service Provider, takes up the responsibility of this services by housing your network infrastructure in an undisclosed location called Data Center. This I learned during my training at theITern. Cloud computing is the ability to deliver on-demand computing services over the internet on a pay-as-you-go basis. In Other words, instead of managing your files and services on a local storage device, you will be doing the same over the internet on remote (in contrast to locally installed) devices, in a cost-efficient manner.
Cloud computing is more flexible; less expensive in management and maintenance, and more robust when compared to an On-premise setup. In the cloud, your services and resources are managed by Cloud Providers like Amazon (AWS), Google (Google Cloud), Microsoft (Azure) and the likes. These companies manage your resources by providing high security, performance, reliability, speed, and high availability to your services without any hassle. Their hosted infrastructure and services are safe and dependable to provide you with solutions to your IT issues.
Benefits of Cloud Computing as taught by theITern
Enterprises recognize the importance and benefits of Cloud computing and by using cloud-based solutions, they can prevent a lot of problems.
• Cloud computing helps organizations save cost in the area of maintenance and management of their IT services
• Data stored in the cloud are easier to recover and backup with good speed unlike an on-premise setup
• With cloud computing, there is unlimited storage capacity as it allows organizations to scale in and out when necessary
• There is better provision of data security in the cloud than on-premise setup
• Cloud computing allows for complete visibility and control over your data.
• Organizations using cloud based services have a competitive edge over those who use on-premise setups