What is Cloud Computing, Benefits and Types

What is Cloud Computing, Benefits and Types

Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is a technology that allows you to work and store data via the internet. Saving files, doing tasks, etc. can be done via the internet and no longer via a local computer. Cloud computing is divided into three types, namely software as a service, platform as a service, and infrastructure as a service. I will discuss these three types of cloud computing in this article.

If you have ever heard the term cloud storage, it is part of cloud computing. But actually cloud computing is much broader and many things can be done. The point is we no longer store and work using laptop or personal computer resources. All you have to do is access sites like Google Doc, Google Spreadsheet, Google Drive, or others. then start working with the platform. Every time you want to work, you have to access it using the internet.

Cloud Computing Functions

The presence of cloud computing has provided tremendous benefits to businesses. What are the benefits of cloud computing?

1. Easy to Access

By using cloud computing technology. We can work anywhere, anytime, and from any device. Provided you have enough internet to access the platform. So you don't need to worry if your computer is left behind or damaged. Because the data remains safe while the platform is still accessible.

2. Improving Work Effectiveness

Related to ease of access, this makes it easy for all teams to access the assigned tasks. Teams can also work anywhere because they can be accessed simultaneously. Information is also conveyed quickly. Because the sender and recipient can immediately find out just by accessing the platform in question.

3. Cost Efficiency

By using cloud computing, companies do not need to incur large costs. Companies do not need to buy server computers, or do server maintenance. All of that will be done by the provider or the server owner.

Types of Cloud Computing

There are 3 types of cloud computing that I mentioned above. What are the 3 types of cloud computing services and their explanations?

1. Software as a Service (Saas)

Software as a service, is the most frequently used cloud computing service today. Where we as users just have to enjoy the application provided by the owner. For example like gmail, facebook. Google doc, google drive, office.com, netflix and various other services.

These services are available for free or for a fee. If it's free, usually the service owner will display advertisements or we can only access certain features, information, amount of storage or entertainment. For example, like Google Drive, if we subscribe, we can get multiple storage from the free version. Youtube premium, for example, we can listen to audio without opening the application or free from ad interruptions.

2. Platform as a Service (Paas)

Next is the platform as a service. This service allows us to upload and have applications online and can be used by everyone. An example is VPS or hosting. Usually bloggers or companies that don't have a server will use this service. So in this service, we are free to manage and maintain the applications we make.

3. Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas)

Apart from Saas and Paas, there are other cloud computing services, namely infrastructure as a service. This service allows us to rent infrastructure from service providers. We can not only upload applications or websites. But we can also rent a whole server with specifications that we set ourselves. We can determine what processor is used, how much RAM is used, how much storage is used and other infrastructure.

Iaas users are usually technology companies and those that already have a lot of users. They need large resources and want to manage them independently.

Ok, that's all for our short article this time about what cloud computing is, its benefits and types of services. Hopefully this is useful, if you have questions, please leave them in the comments column below. That is all and thank you.

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