What’s Cloud Computing?

Last Updated on February 10, 2021


So what’s cloud computing about after all? Well, let’s take this further. Do you use Facebook or LinkedIn? Better yet do you have a Gmail or Yahoo email account? Welcome to the cloud.

Would you like to back up your personal data on your laptop or computer in a safe secure location? Then we can look into Dropbox, Carbonite, or Sharefile. Now we are talking Cloud!

In this day and age we utilized the cloud for just about everything in computing. So what is this cloud?

The Cloud is a general term for any services delivered over the internet. It comes in three categories: Infrastructure –as-a-Service (Iaas), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).

Commonly servers are housed in a data center that provides access to files, programs, and systems at a very flexible cost structure allowing a company to scale to economy for their business IT needs maximizing the IT dollars.