Understanding the Cloud

The cloud refers to a collection of servers accessed through an internet connection.

It encompasses the software and databases running on these servers.

Cloud servers are typically distributed across various data centers worldwide.

By leveraging cloud computing, individuals and companies can remotely manage their computing resources without maintaining physical servers.

Enabling Access to Data and Applications Anywhere

With the cloud infrastructure, users can access files and applications from any device since the computing and storage processes occur on servers within data centers rather than locally on individual devices.

Cloud computing relies on virtualization technology, which allows for the creation of virtual machines. These virtual machines simulate the behavior of physical computers but operate within a digital-only environment.

Each virtual machine is sandboxed, meaning they are isolated from one another, preventing interactions and restricting the visibility of files and applications between them despite running on the same hardware.

Cloud Deployment Options

Cloud deployment options include private, public, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments.

A private cloud is dedicated to a single organization, while an external vendor provides a public cloud that may span multiple data centers.

A hybrid cloud combines public and private clouds, while a multicolored one involves using multiple public clouds simultaneously.