Over the past few years, cloud computing has revolutionized the computing industry, fundamentally changing the resource usage, the operating structure as well as information storage, distribution and processing. Most of us have been using one or more cloud computing applications in our daily lives as well as in enterprise management.
What is cloud computing ?
Cloud computing is an information technology (IT) paradigm that enables ubiquitous access to shared pools of configurable system resources and higher-level services that can be rapidly provisioned with minimal management effort, often over the Internet. Cloud computing relies on sharing of resources to achieve coherence and economies of scale, similar to a public utility.
What are the advantages of "cloud computing"?
Previously, in order to deploy an application (for example, a website), you had to buy / rent one or more servers, then rent servers in data centers. Now cloud computing helps you simplify the buying / renting process. You just need to state your requirements, the system will automatically pick up the idle resources to meet your requirements. Therefore, there are some basic benefits of cloud computing:
Reducing Costs: Enterprises will be able to cut costs to resources purchase, installation and maintenance. Instead, they just need to determine their needs and then ask the cloud service providers to do their jobs.
Increasing the use of computing resources: One of the main resource investment questions is that how long it will run out of depreciation, whether this investment is profitable, etc. When using cloud resources, you no longer have to worry about this.
Current applications of cloud computing
Thanks to its advantages, interest in cloud computing has peaked among technology giants of the world. It is applied directly to high-tech devices such as smartphones, tablets or laptops. Some most popular applications of cloud computing today are: