Cloud-based software often known as cloud computing is a broad term that involves the delivery of hosted services via the internet. A cloud can be of two types, private and public. A private cloud is a proprietary network or data center that provides limited access and rights to a small group of individuals. However, a public cloud allows services to anybody who has access to the internet.
Cloud computing devices help us to do the following:
- Clouds let us unload most of the costs and efforts required for purchasing, installing, configuring, and managing one’s own on-premises infrastructure.
- Clouds improve agility as they allow organizations to start using enterprise applications within minutes rather than waiting for weeks, or months for IT to answer requests, and purchases, configure supporting hardware and install the software.
- Lastly, clouds provide us with elasticity, which allows us to scale capacity higher or lower as per dips and spikes in traffic.
Some of the top Cloud-based software are Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cybersecurity, Big Data Analysis, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (SaaS), and Data Governance.