Cloud computing includes IT services providing, including servers, storage, databases, network management, software, analysis tools, and artificial intelligence, through a special system to offer faster innovation, flexible resources, and economies of scale.
In the broadest sense, cloud computing encompasses a set of solutions that enable providing various services on-demand, via the Internet. With this system, all data is stored on a remote server instead of on the user’s hard disk. It may be used by individuals, companies, organizations…
There are different types of cloud systems on the market that are designed to be fully aligned with user needs. Whether it’s simplifying tasks or managing operations more efficiently, there are several types of cloud systems, such as public, private, and hybrid cloud systems.
Public cloud systems refer to an infrastructure that allows you to store your data online on servers that also remain available to other users. This number of users is limited. Prices in the public cloud vary depending on the amount of data stored on the server, and one pays for the amount of data stored. This type of cloud system offers users an almost infinite amount of data.
In the public cloud, all IT infrastructure is located in the premises of the cloud provider, which provides these services to the client via the internet. The client does not have to manage their own IT system and can quickly add more users or computing power as needed. A cloud service provider has multiple tenants who share a particular IT infrastructure.
A private cloud, as the name suggests, is owned by a specific entity. This type is most often suitable for companies that want complete control over their data, software, and applications stored on their servers. These servers may be located in rooms other than those in which the company is located.
This type of cloud is used exclusively by companies. Such systems can be hosted on the company’s premises or in the supplier’s data center. The private cloud provides the highest level of security and control.
A hybrid cloud is a combination of public and private clouds. Typically, a client hosts its core applications on its own servers to increase security and control, while their secondary applications are stored on the premises of an entity that provides cloud storage services.
The hybrid model of cloud computing combines private and public cloud systems for data and application sharing. Hybrid cloud systems connect infrastructure and applications to cloud-based resources and existing resources that are not part of it. This approach provides more flexibility and more application options.
The key advantages of the cloud system are that, thanks to them, having a large storage space is no longer necessary, which is very suitable when it comes to portable devices with a relatively small storage space without additional upgrades.
What is perhaps the most important to a majority of users is to keep a backup copy of the data, in case the hard drive is damaged or stolen.
Also, data stored on the cloud can be accessed from any location with an internet connection, which also increases mobility and productivity.
In the same way, the fact that an internet connection is necessary to access data is at the same time one of the biggest limitations of the cloud system.
Also, storing data in the cloud requires trust in the entity where it is stored, but numerous and increasingly frequent examples of increasingly frequent data selling for commercial purposes, in this case, do not offer an absolute guarantee that no one else can access them.
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