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What is Cloud Computing in Simplest Terms

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Cloud Computing is the computing using resources – infrastructure or Software hosted on the internet either by a public cloud provider or hosted privately by local IT group of an organization.

Business today is changing fast & Cloud computing enables organizations to rapidly ramp up to match business needs by quickly provisioning the resources, cutting the time & costs for physical hardware /software order & deployment.

The Basics of Cloud Computing
There are different type of cloud types based on provider and services offered .

Cloud Computing Based on Services offered

  1. Software as a Service (SaaS).
    This cloud computing model  have  software applications hosted in the cloud by a provider , clients access and use application based on a subscription model over the internet using a client or browser. Software provider manage application , performance , capacity and security.
  2. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
    This cloud computing model  offers physical servers, virtual machines, file storage and availability assets to run your custom applications.
  3. Platform as a Service (PaaS)
    This cloud computing model offers application platform with all the required software for your custom application so that you don’t have to install any extra software or utility.
  4. Metal as a Service ( MaaS )
    This cloud computing model lets you treat physical servers like virtual machines in the cloud. MAAS turns your bare metal physical servers into an elastic cloud-like resource which can be managed like a cloud.