By 2021, more than 90% of workloads will be processed using cloud data centers. If you still think cloud computing was a new thing that might not hang around, there’s no longer any doubt that cloud computing is here to stay. This interesting topic came to our attention from The Future of Things in their article, “A Basic Guide To Understanding Cloud Computing.”

While the principle behind the cloud isn’t new, it’s important to understand cloud computing concepts and terminology now more than ever. Cloud computing transforms IT infrastructure into a utility. It lets you connect with infrastructure via the internet and use computing resources without installing and maintaining them on-premises.

There are three primary service models in cloud solutions: SaaS or software as a service, PaaS or platform as a service, and IaaS or infrastructure as a service. 

With 25% of organizations planning to move all their applications to cloud within the next year, it would seem that cloud computing use cases are limitless. 

Melody K. Smith

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