The terms “cloud storage” and “cloud computing” are often used interchangeably. They have a lot in common, but they are different concepts. Let’s start with the basics.
What is the Cloud? The cloud is just a metaphor for the Internet.
Cloud storage is basically a system that allows you to store data on the Internet, as you would on your computer. (Google Drive, DropBox, or iCloud)
Cloud computing gives the ability to access data and programs over the Internet instead of using your computer’s hard drive. (O365, SharePoint, Google Docs)
There is 3 favor of cloud computing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).
How can cloud benefit my business:
- Always available
- Disaster recovery ready
- Cost effective
- Turnkey solution
- Consistent updates
- Business continuity
- Improved collaboration
- Data security