Cloud computing and cloud storage, such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud, have gotten a lot of attention in recent years.
DigitalOcean, Vultr, and Linode are all relatively newbies to the space (all being brought to the masses by Cloudways).
Unless it’s deliberately stored in local storage for security concerns, almost everything in the digital world is connected to the cloud in some way. Cloud computing will become an increasingly important element of our lives as tech giants and startups discover new methods to organize, process, and present data.
So, how will cloud computing affect future corporate strategies? We can discuss terms like serverless cloud and decentralized cloud computing, but first let’s go over the fundamentals. AWS, Amazon’s cloud computing service, provides a nice write-up on the principles of cloud computing. In a nutshell, Google will inform you that:
“Cloud computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer.”
For businesses, this means having a workspace where their complete team can collaborate regardless of where they are in the world. It also implies that companies can outsource their processing capacity rather than investing in the necessary gear, software, and personnel to maintain it.