What is Cloud Computing?

What is Cloud Computing
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Cloud computing is basically using servers whether they be for databases, storage, application or something else through the internet. There’s quite a few different cloud computer providers – they’re billing schemes are typically very similar to how you would pay for electricity or gas for you car.

Cloud computing has been available for quite a while. Pretty much all modern online services make use of cloud computing to make things possible. For example, sending emails, playing games, or storing files are all services that would make heavy use of cloud computing.

Benefits of Cloud Computing

There’s quite a few different benefits to cloud computing for businesses. Most startups should be looking at cloud computing providers to significantly reduce their time to market.

  1. Cost. Cloud computing completely eliminates the capital expense of purchasing expensive hardware and waiting for the hardware manufacturer to create and distribute it to you.
  2. Productivity. Most cloud computing providers sell managed services which means you can have the IT department focus on business goals instead of doing routine maintenance.
  3. Performance. Almost all of the major cloud providers run large worldwide networks of data centres. They have teams of experts instead of your company maybe being able to afford one or none even.

Author: Brian Cline

Brian is a programmer living in Niagara Falls with ten years of development experience. He is passionate about automation, business process re-engineering, and gamification. For the last six years or so, he has been working with Salesforce and JavaScript.

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