Have you ever wondered “What are cloud services?” This high-level tutorial explains the meaning, definition, and impact of cloud services for beginners…we would never say “for dummies” 😉
Cloud services are defined as any service made available to users via the internet from a cloud computing provider’s servers. Some of the most well-known cloud service providers are Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, and IBM Cloud. These cloud service companies take on the computing needs of individuals or businesses.
In the past, businesses used to buy and maintain their own equipment and infrastructure for their IT needs. Things like servers, switches, fans, and lots and lots of cables were kept onsite and maintained by the IT department. But creating and maintaining your own IT infrastructure can be expensive, time-consuming, and unreliable.
That’s where cloud services come into play. They have the equipment and resources to provide on-demand IT infrastructure via the cloud. Like, lots of equipment; huge warehouses all over the world full of servers, storage, databases, everything you could possibly need. So instead of building and maintaining everything yourself, you can use cloud services to get exactly what your company needs, and instantly scale resources. Businesses can access as many resources as they need almost instantly, and only pay for what they use.
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