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Dec 15, 2018

What is Cloud Computing?


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Cloud computing is a term which often many people get confused with. Some think that it is something related to clouds(well thats something really very very funny) or weather and others think that it is related to computer(this is OK, at least). But it is neither single-handly but yes the combination of cloud and computing.

Using cloud computing, the services and software can be accessed and used from anywhere. It clearly means that if you want to access software or service from anywhere in any part of the world, you can do it.
It is because every service and software is used is stored on the online storage known as Cloud so that everyone in need of it can access it at a minimal cost. This is basically the concept of Cloud computing.

Cloud computing simply relies on the concept of taking services(here, cloud services) and moving them outside an organization's firewall. Applications, storage, and other services are accessed via the Web in Cloud Computing. It is a very flexible and easy solution for anyone who is in real need of the software and services.



It solely relies on the concept of shared computing resources rather than having local servers or personal devices to handle applications. 


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Cloud Computing is very vital and beneficial as it eliminates the headache of storing any software on a personal computer and also saves the cost of storage. Along with this, it saves the space of storage on local hard disk and helps inefficiently managing everything from the cloud space. There is an ample number of cloud app built to fulfill this specific purpose so that the local disk space can be saved.
This was about what Cloud Computing is. Now let us see what are the characteristics of Cloud computing and why it is so important.

Characteristics of Cloud Computing
Listed below are some of the most important characteristics of Cloud computing:



Provides On-demand self-service: Thats really cool because it means that customers can use a little cloud space as and when they require, and also this is free of cost. It clearly and simply means that cloud customers can sign up for, pay for and start using cloud resources very quickly on their own without help from a sales agent.
Internet access: Cloud computing ensures that Customers use the best cloud services via the Internet.


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Resource pooling: It means many users at the same time is requesting for resources or the hardware devices present on the cloud.

Can be expanded very easily: Anyone using the cloud can request for more space and resource access.

Measured service: You only need to pay for the services you are using. 
Hence, Cloud computing is a very important topic and I have tried my best to make it clear to you.

Hope it helps!!!