Did you experience a time when you have no choice but to delete your sentimental pictures or videos? And it's because your computer memory was full? Did you miss an exciting work or business opportunity only because you forgot the copies of your files? Or did you wish you could pack 100 DVDs to watch your favorite series wherever you go? Funny that any of these was a frustrating moment before, but a laughing matter now. It's a really good thing that there's cloud computing this time. Wait, what is cloud computing by the way?

The basics in cloud computing

While you can save and open files or programs, listen to your favorite songs or watch videos on your computer—even on television—you are probably not doing it often now. The reason behind this is because you have more choices now. You can do all these and other typical computing tasks, even on your wi-fi connected smartphone. You can even use a special program or software anytime or anywhere, without downloading, using the internet. And you don't need to bother if you have a flash drive, CD, or floppy disk to transfer your documents as long as you are connected to the internet. See, how the internet or cloud can do to let your computer have more memory and you, to access software or files? And see, you are using, doing, and learning the practice of cloud computing even if you don’t know somehow its term.

The nitty-gritty of Cloud Computing
Cloud computing works because there are providers that remotely deliver services by using their super data centers and high-tech infrastructure, which can store, network, analyze, and process enormous data. Some cloud service providers also have the resources to create applications or software, embed intelligence, add security measures, or do live streaming.

So far there are three popular categories of cloud services, which are Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). These offerings are delivered depending on the deployment models, which can be Public or for everyone who likes to use, Private or exclusively for one company or institution, and Hybrid or the combination of two.

IaaS. The key in this service category is the term rent. Instead of having IT infrastructure, a company rents the facilities of the cloud company for its network, storage, virtual machines, or operating systems. The leading IaaS providers are Amazon Web Services, DigitalOcean, and Microsoft Azure.

PaaS. This is the type of service for the web or mobile application developers. By using this, a developer can focus on creating, testing, or managing applications or software. It is the cloud provider that sets the tools or digital lab. The popular PaaS providers are Openshift, Apache Stratos, and Force.com.

SaaS. This is a service or software, which is accessible for businesses or consumers when they log on to their online accounts. This can be available on a pay-as-you-go or subscription basis. Salesforce, DropBox, and Google Apps are some of the examples of SaaS.

Today, it is most likely that you already use cloud computing whether you are in the business, consumer, or developer group. It is somehow a part of working and living in modern society for it enables a person to be productive, agile, secure, and innovative almost at the touch of a button.

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