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Tomislav Kraljic
Tomislav Kraljic

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What is Cloud Computing?

In this article, I will explain what Cloud Computing is, and the differences between Cloud Providers and On-Premise.

What is Cloud Computing?

  • The practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than on a local server on a personal computer.

On Premise vs Cloud Providers

Before Cloud Computing existed, you had to have your own servers, data centers, maintain them physically, hire people to rack, stack and power those servers.

On Premise

  • You own the servers.
  • You hire the IT people.
  • You pay for the real-estate.
  • You assume all the risk.

Cloud Providers

With Cloud Computing, you pay the cost of utilizing a cloud provider and they do all the work for you! It's amazing, isn't it?

  • Someone else owns the servers.
  • Someone else hires the IT people.
  • Someone else pays for the real-estate.
  • You are only responsible for configuring the cloud services and the code that you deploy. Everything else is handles by someone else.

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