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What is Cloud Computing? What are the benefits and Types of Cloud Computing?

Updated: Mar 4

Cloud computing is the provision of computer services, including servers, volumes, databases, networks, programs, analysis and intelligence, online ("the cloud") to offer faster innovation, flexible resources and economies of scale. Typically, you only pay for the cloud services you use, which helps reduce operating costs, manage your infrastructure more efficiently, and expand according to your business needs.

Types of cloud computing

1. Public cloud

2. Private cloud

3. Hybrid cloud

Types of cloud services

1. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)

2. Platform as a service (PaaS)

3. Software as a service (SaaS)


1. Cost

2. Speed

3. Global scale

4. Productivity

5. Performance

6. Reliability

7. Security

Possibilities today with cloud services

  • Create cloud-native applications

  • Test and build applications

  • Store, back up and recover data

  • Analyse data

  • Stream audio and video

  • Embed intelligence

  • Deliver software on demand