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Cloud computing systems are taking the I.T. industry by storm. Welcome to Part One of a Part-Two series of blog posts. Without further ado, let’s kick-start with what cloud computing really is, and how it can benefit your business. 

What is Cloud Computing? 

Cloud computing is the process of delivering much-needed I.T. services over the Internet (i.e. the “cloud”), such as data storage, software applications, analytics, servers and networking. Cloud computing offers adaptable resources and swift innovation. 

Who Can Make Use of Cloud Computing? 

Cloud computing is utilised by organisations (big or small) of every industry and is useful for software development, disaster recovery and data backup, among other things. 

Why Are Businesses Using Cloud Computing? 

Cloud computing is a great tool if you are looking to avoid the costs of owning your own data centre or computing infrastructure. Instead, you can rent access to a variety of facilities, such as software applications or storage, from a cloud service provider. 

Benefits of Cloud Computing Systems: 

Less Expense

it avoids unnecessary costs of purchasing software and/or hardware, and the set-up and maintenance of managing onsite data centres. 

Better Performance 

Large computing services operate on a global network of secure data centres. These computing services are continuously kept up to date with the latest efficient and speedy computing hardware. This ensures numerous benefits, including reduced network latency for apps, among others. 

Worldwide Deployment in Minutes 

You can deploy globally and expand to other regions in minutes when making use of cloud computing. This means that you can deploy your applications in various areas with a few clicks. 


Cloud providers generally offer a range of policies, controls and technologies to strengthen your security as a whole, resulting in the protection of your infrastructure, data and applications. 

Types of Cloud Computing: 

There are a variety of clouds out there, and not every one is the same, meaning that you need to select the one that best fits your requirements. You will need to bear in mind the diversity of models, services and types when considering switching to cloud computing. These are the main types of cloud models listed below: 

  • Platform as a Service (PaaS) 
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) 
  • Software as a Service (SaaS) 
  • Serverless Computing 

Find out more about the types of cloud computing and cloud services in Part Two of the Part-Two series on cloud computing.

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