The cloud is more than storage


Cloud Storage – A secure and modern way to store files and backups. Cloud storage allows you to save your digital data on remote servers managed by third-party providers.

Cloud Database – A scalable and flexible way to store records. Records are the essential units of cloud databases that enable efficient data processing and retrieval. You can use records to store and manage various kinds of information, such as orders, inventory, or employee details.

Cloud databases are data systems that run in the cloud. They can handle structured or unstructured data and support different types of databases, such as relational (e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL) or NoSQL (e.g., MongoDB, Cassandra, DynamoDB).

Cloud Virtual Machines – A versatile and portable way to access computing resources. Cloud virtual machines (VMs) are simulated computers that can do almost anything a physical computer can do.

A VM operates on a physical machine and uses software called a hypervisor to access its computing resources. The hypervisor divides the physical machine’s resources into a pool that can be allocated and distributed as needed, allowing multiple VMs to run on one physical machine.

Some common uses of VMs in enterprises are:

  • Consolidate Servers: VMs can act as servers that host other VMs, reducing the number of physical machines and saving space and energy.
  • Development and Test Environments: VMs can provide isolated environments for testing and development, with full functionality but no interference with the rest of the infrastructure.
  • Support DevOps: VMs can be easily switched on or off, moved, and modified, offering maximum flexibility for development.
  • Enable Workload Migration: VMs can be easily transferred from one location to another, speeding up the migration process.
  • Improve Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity: VMs can replicate systems in cloud environments, adding an extra layer of protection and reliability. Cloud environments can also be updated regularly.
  • Create a Hybrid Environment: VMs can help create a cloud environment that works with an on-premises one, offering the best of both worlds without sacrificing legacy systems.

Cloud App – A connected and interactive way to build applications and websites. Cloud apps are applications and websites that run in the cloud and use cloud services. They offer high performance, scalability, and availability for users and developers.

Cloud Machine Learning – A smart and powerful way to use artificial intelligence. Cloud machine learning is the use of cloud computing to train and deploy machine learning models. It offers access to large datasets, advanced algorithms, and specialized hardware for AI tasks.

In a nutshell, the cloud is developed with the intention of public connectivity.  Connectivity to popular IoT devices.