what is cloud computing
Keituber.com – Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of IT resources over the internet at a cost-to-use price. In addition to purchasing, owning, and managing physical data centers and servers, you can access technology services, such as computing power, storage, and databases, on demand from cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Who uses cloud computing?
Organizations of all types, sizes and industries use the cloud for a variety of uses, such as data backup, disaster recovery, email, virtual desktops, software development and testing, big data analytics, and face-to-face web applications with customers. For example, healthcare companies are using the cloud to develop more personalized care for patients. Financial services companies use the cloud to support real-time fraud prevention and detection. And video game creators use the cloud to provide online games to millions of players around the world.
Advantages of cloud computing
The cloud provides easy access to technologies so you can innovate faster and build whatever you dream of. You can quickly provision resources when they are needed–from infrastructure services, such as compute, storage, and databases, to Internet for Everything, machine learning, data lakes and analytics, and more.
You can deploy technology services in minutes, and realize an order of magnitude faster than ever before. That way, you can experiment freely, test new ideas for a different customer experience, and transform your business
With cloud computing, you don’t have to over-provide resources at the start to cope with increased business activity later on. You can provide the number of resources that suit your needs. You can scale up or down resources to increase or decrease capacity instantly as your business needs change.
The cloud allows you to replace fixed costs (such as data centers and physical servers) for variable costs, and pay only for the IT you use. In addition, the variable costs will be much lower than what you would have to pay if you took care of them yourself due to economies of scale.
Apply globally in minutes
With the cloud, you can expand to new geographic areas and deploy globally in minutes. For example, with AWS’ existing worldwide infrastructure, you can deploy applications in multiple physical locations with just a few clicks. Placing apps near end users reduces latency, resulting in a better end user experience.