Cloud computing is not what most people think, some times people relate them with real clouds that cause rain , bad weather can affect the cloud computing . This is wrong cloud computing has no connection with any natural clouds. So what the heck is cloud computing?
Cloud Computing ,
Is a technology which uses the internet and a central remote server to maintain the data and application between them, It allows there consumers to use application without any installation and to access there files on computer which is connected through cloud computing
In other hands
Cloud computing is the use of computing resources (hardware and software) that are delivered as a service over anetwork (typically the Internet). The name comes from the use of a cloud-shaped symbol as an abstraction for the complex infrastructure it contains in system diagrams.
There are many types of Public Cloud Computing
- Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
- Platform as a service (PaaS)
- Software as a service (SaaS)
- Storage as a service (STaaS)
- Security as a service (SECaaS)
- Data as a service (DaaS)
- Test environment as a service (TEaaS)
- Desktop as a service (DaaS)
- API as a service (APIaaS)
Now a days this technology is becoming very popular around the world big companies, small firms and individual users are also using them. They are very easy to use and can save your important data on board or if your device is stolen or get ruined. Cloud is also available for mobile devices and can sync the data from your office PC and laptop. Samsung mobile is also offering cloud with his smart phones, Samsung Galaxy S3 has 50 GB of free cloud storage on Dropbox.com, which is a popular cloud service. Big companies like apple is also providing cloud service, They have his own service which is known as iCloud. This service is coming with almost every product which can use internet.
In this race Microsoft is also introducing his sky-drive Which is also a free service. You can create account and use it. Windows Mobile also have inbuilt sky drive app for accessing your files on cloud. Google is also has a cloud computing service which is known as Google Drive. Linux is also providing cloud for there users, If you are familiar with Ubuntu they provide Ubuntu One which is another a great service and now this is available for Linux, Windows and mobile users. This service is not on cross platform.
Popular Cloud Services
These are most famous cloud computing service . And we hope you understand what cloud computing actually is ?