There are constantly appearing a lot of new term referring about services in the internet. Here, we are going to talk about the cloud computing. This term means that the hardware and software proportions a service from a company via internet, but in a completely clear way. This relatively new term promises a lot of good and attractive advantages for companies and users.
The cloud computing is a big term that refers to the lending of internet located services and allows a company to consume informatic resources. This is like a utility instead of building and maintain computer labs in their offices. The most of us use the cloud when we are using our electronic devices, sometimes without even figuring it out.
A good example is when you are looking for content in YouTube, you are just a messenger and the platform will receive your message and give you an answer; this all is possible because of the internet. Another example can be when you are googling something, your answers might be processed in a computer located in California, or Dublin, maybe Miami and you don’t really know it, maybe you don’t really even care.
To have things clear, there are some types of cloud computing thar are separated into different segments. Here we are going to give a little review about each one of those.
Cloud computing types
We can catalog these three kinds of cloud computing, that give different services to your company. We need to take in mind that it exists some kind of overlap between them.
- Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
An ordinary web domain might be an easy example of an Infrastructure as a Service, in which one you pay for a monthly subscription or a bill for consumed GB (gigabytes) or MB (megabytes). This means that you are buying the computing hardware access as itself using the web, just as the servers or storage.
- Software as a Service (SaaS)
This is related to a full application that is executed in another person’s system. This might be, for example, an electronic mail based in the documents and web from Google. Some other examples can be Netflix, Spotify, Dropbox, etc. So many of the mainstream social media applications or streaming platforms are part of a SaaS structure.
- Platform as a Service (PaaS)
This means the power of developing applications by using tools based on the Web so they can be executed in software and hardware systems provided by another company. With this you can start your own e-commerce business and have all the needs like buy’s cart, payment, shipping and this mechanism is running in another one’s server, usually in a dealer server. Some examples for a Platform as a Service are Force.com, salesforce.com and Google App Engine.