With increasing level of information in the society and economy, the demand for information services and cloud computing rise gradually. Cloud computing is the delivery of computing services, including servers, storage and databases etc, which help manage and store data on the network. Cloud computing helps run the infrastructure efficiently and scale or adjust as the business needs change. Cloud computing has several benefits, including security, reliability, performance, and speed. Let’s explore the following three companies which propose different cloud computing applications!
1. Google Drive Google was the first company that propose the concept of cloud computing. Cloud computing platform was originally developed by Google in order to integrate a large number of low-cost servers to support its huge search services. With a Google Account, users can get 15 GB of storage for free, which can be used by Google Drive, Gmail and Google Photos, so users can store files, save email attachments, and back up photos and videos. Google Drive includes the functions of offline jobs and browsing past 30 days records. Users can invite others to view or edit the files. Through sharing and online collaboration, users can work more easily and greatly improve their work efficiency.
2. Microsoft Azure Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service created by Microsoft for managing applications through data centers. It had developed a variety of models, types and services to assist different industries, including healthcare, financial services, and retail and manufacturing industry etc, which provides more intimate and more comprehensive services to their customers. Microsoft Azure has high degree of security and reliability, it makes data backup and recovery, as well as offer different technologies to protect infrastructure from potential threats. Azure can simplify security with its built-in controls across identity, data, networking and apps, as well as detect threats with its unique intelligence.
3. IBM Cloud IBM has been transformed into a software and hardware company since 1993, and its cloud computing has begun to emerge. IBM provides different levels of cloud computing, such as Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Users can choose cloud computing services according to their needs, which helps build a well-managed cloud environment. In addition, the IBM Cloud is divided into public, private, and hybrid clouds, allowing users to analyze and select the right computing services for the operational architecture.