An intangible way to access data
What is cloud computing
- When you can access software or files over the Internet because they are not computed and stored on your PC or hard drive on servers in data centers
- Ex: Google Drive, Instagram, Gmail, Netflix
Why is it called cloud computing?
- When the internet was born 1983it was presented as a squiggly and bloated encompassing entity that passes information across devices
Who are the largest cloud service providers?
- Amazon Web Services (AWS)
- Microsoft Azure
- Google Cloud Provider (GCP)
What are common cloud computing service models?
- Software as a Service (SaaS)
- You pay to host your app on a server so users can access it 24/7 over the internet
- Most of the cloud spend due to the myriad of apps
- E.g.: Slack, Instacart, Netflix, Outlook
2. Platform as a Service (PaaS)
- You pay for developer tools (operating systems, database management) to build, test and deploy your app
- E.g.: Salesforce Heroku, Red Hat…