What is the cloud?
Where is the cloud?
Are we in the cloud now?
Wanting to make the most out of his visit to the iDreamBiz office, John put forward these questions to our developers.
We, at iDreamBiz, have never left a client unsatisfied and therefore we were ready to indulge his curiosity.
In the simplest terms, cloud computing means storing and accessing data over the internet, instead of your computer’s hard drive. The cloud is not about having a dedicated network attached storage hardware or server in residence. Cloud computing is accessing data or programs over the internet, or at the very least having that data synced with other information over the web.
With cloud computing, companies can reduce the size of their own data centres. Cloud applications help improve collaboration by allowing dispersed group of people to meet virtually and share information, thereby increasing the productivity tenfold.
With everything on the cloud, information is just a click away! Most cloud providers are extremely reliable in providing their services. The connection is always on and as long as workers have an internet connection, they can get to the applications they need from practically anywhere.
Cloud is a global phenomenon! Data and applications are available to employees no matter where they are in the world.
Because companies don’t have to purchase equipment and build out and operate a data center, they don’t have to spend significant money on hardware, facilities, utilities and other aspects of operations.
The cost and time savings implied by using cloud computing can prove to be an advantage in business plans. Cloud computing can be applied to make a business leaner and more cost effective at business delivery.
A good storage network is extremely essential to have things running smoothly in a time when we are surrounded by data generated by various apps, devices and gadgets, and AWS provides for that. Amazon Web Server is a cloud computing platform that enables users to access on demand computing services such as database storage, virtual cloud server etc. It can also be defined as a collection of remote computing services that make up a cloud computing platform offered over the internet.
Google cloud platform comprises of cloud computing services offered by google. Google cloud platform offers services for compute, storage, networking, Big Data, machine learning and the internet of things (IoT), besides cloud management, security and developer tools.
Azure is Microsoft's public cloud computing platform. It provides a range of cloud services, including those for computing, analytics, storage and networking. Users can pick and choose from these services to develop and scale new applications or run existing applications in the public cloud. Azure like other cloud service providers, offers the ability to instantly provision computing courses on demand.