What is Cloud Computing?

  • High Speed: It provides the ability to spin up new cloud computing instances in a matter of seconds.
  • Automatic Software Updates: CI/CD relies on the fact that new software versions can be easily tested and deployed in the cloud environment, which allows for a higher velocity of product innovation, releasing more and more features to the end-users on a monthly, weekly and in some cases even daily basis.
  • Efficiency and Cost Reduction: By using cloud infrastructure, you don’t have to spend huge amounts of money on purchasing and maintaining equipment.
  • Data Security: One of the major concerns of every business, regardless of size and industry, is the security of its data
  • Scalable: Using the cloud is a great solution because it enables enterprises to efficiently — and quickly — scale up/down their IT departments, according to business demands.
  • Collaboration: Cloud environments enable better collaboration across teams: developers, QA, operations, security, and product architects are all exposed to the same infrastructure and can operate simultaneously without stepping on each other toes.
  • Unlimited Storage Capacity: The cloud has essentially unlimited capacity to store any type of data in various cloud data storage types, depending on the availability, performance, and frequency the data must be accessed.
  • Back-up and Restore Data: The fact that data can be stored in the cloud without capacity constraints also helps with backup and restore purposes.
  • Reliability: Cloud computing makes data backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity easier and less expensive because data can be mirrored at multiple redundant sites on the cloud provider’s network.

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