Ever wondered how you can access so many pictures, videos, and messages on social media platforms? Have you ever used a GPS tool for travelling from point A to point B, and puzzled over how it all worked? Do you always shop online, but never quite understood how you can find so many products at the same time? Well, that’s cloud computing for you.
Cloud computing is the delivery of computing services such as servers, storage, analytics, and software over the internet. The “cloud” refers to a centralised location on the internet that stores data, making it accessible anytime, anywhere, from any device. The technology is a paradigm shift from the past, where people would run applications or programmes from software downloaded on a physical computer or server in their buildings.
From start-ups to global corporations, government agencies and non-profits, all sorts of organisations are migrating to cloud computing technology to deliver a broad set of services that help them move faster, lower costs, and scale applications.