Cloud Computing

Importance, Features & Benefits

Cloud Computing is the backbone of IT Infrastructure and plays an important role in the market. Cloud computing is the delivery of computing services over the internet rather than having local servers or personal devices handle applications. Computing services can include servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and intelligence. These services are moved outside an organization’s firewall and can be accessed via the web. Cloud computing lowers operating costs and allows for efficient scaling as customers pay on an as-needed or pay-per-use business model. 

Cloud infrastructure involves the hardware and software components required for proper implementation of a cloud computing model. Cloud computing can also be thought of as utility computing, or on-demand computing.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of the top-ranking Cloud Services in the world of Information Technology. Most of the organizations are nowadays implementing this with full swing. Only Amazon is the company who is providing many of the applications to target requirements of organizations, end-users, and administrators.

Amazon Web Services offers a broad set of global cloud-based products including compute, storage, databases, analytics, networking, mobile, developer tools, management tools, IoT, security and enterprise applications. These services help organizations move faster, lower IT costs, and scale. AWS is trusted by the largest enterprises and the hottest start-ups to power a wide variety of workloads including: web and mobile applications, game development, data processing and warehousing, storage, archive, and many others.


The Azure Cloud platform is more than 200 products and cloud services designed to help you bring new solutions to life—to solve today’s challenges and create the future. Build, run, and manage applications across multiple clouds, on-premises, and at the edge, with the tools and frameworks of your choice.

At its core, Azure is a public cloud computing platform—with solutions including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) that can be used for services such as analytics, virtual computing, storage, networking, and much more. It can be used to replace or supplement your on-premise servers.

Google Cloud Platform is essentially a public cloud-based machine whose services are delivered to customers on an as-you-go basis, by way of service components.

A public cloud lets you leverage its resources to empower the applications you build, as well as to reach a broader base of customers.

Although Google does offer a virtual machine hosting service similar to, and competitive with, Amazon Web Services, its primary service model is based around the development and deployment of more modern, containerized applications.

GCP’s strategy for competing on price is to offer discounts for sustained use, for customized use, and for committed use.

The targeted core user for GCP at present appears to be the business — small, medium, or large — that is well into its journey to modern application models, and needs a more cost-effective and efficient means of deploying them.