Cloud Service Providers
Earlier the data was stored in hard drives which were not reliable and secure as the drive can access by anyone. Today the cloud computing services have replaced search hard drive technology and came with a new concept called cloud technology in which the data store in the cloud. There are many companies which provide Cloud computing service and they are very reliable.
Cloud computing is the on-demand availability of computer system resources, especially data storage and computing power, without direct active management by the user. The term is generally used to describe data centers available to many users over the Internet.
1. Services Provided by Cloud Providers
These are the service, which offers by Cloud Computing Providers:
i. Software as a Service (SaaS)
Software as a service, a cloud service provided by the cloud company. In SaaS, a customer provides software which can be either for a particular amount of time or for the lifetime. SaaS utilizes the internet and delivers the application to the customer. Most of the SaaS application does not require any downloads as they can use directly through the web browser.
ii. Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Platform as a service is a framework for the developer where they can create an application for customizing the previously built application. This service also provided through the means of internet and here all the management is done by the enterprise or any third party provider.
iii. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Infrastructure as a service, provided by the Cloud Service providers which help the customer to access and monitor things like computer, networking, and other services. In IaaS, the customer can purchase resources on demand rather than buying hardware which is costly and hard to maintain.
2. List of Cloud Service Providers
There are many Cloud Service providers in the market:
- Amazon Web Service (AWS)
- Microsoft Azure
- Google Cloud Platform
- IBM Cloud Services
- Adobe Creative Cloud
- Red Hat
- Oracle Cloud
- Verizon Cloud