Cloud computing is a type of computing that relies on shared computing resources rather than having local servers or personal devices to handle applications. In its most simple description, cloud computing is taking services (“cloud services“) and moving them outside an organization’s firewall. Applications, storage and other services are accessed via the Web. The services are delivered and used over the Internet and are paid for by the cloud customer on an as-needed or pay-per-use business model.
- Software as a Service(SaaS)
- Infrastructure as a Service(IaaS)
- Backend as a Service (BaaS)
- Application as a Service (AaaS)
- Platform as a Service (PaaS)
- Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)
All of the above mentioned services are offered individually or as a complete package in an easy Pay-as-you-Go model. Cloud can be a Private Cloud, a Public Cloud or a Hybrid Cloud (mix of public and private).