Cloud Computing Basics

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3 min readDec 11, 2023
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Cloud Computing Basics

Hey there!

Are you curious about cloud computing but find yourself tangled in a web of technical jargon and complex concepts?

Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

Today, we’re going to unravel the mysteries of cloud computing together, step by step.

Think of this as your friendly guide into the world of cloud technologies, where we’ll break down the basics in a way that’s easy to understand and fun to learn.

What is Cloud Computing?

Let’s start with the very basics. Imagine you have a computer at home.

Now, imagine you could access this computer from anywhere in the world, and it could be as powerful as you need it to be at any time.

That’s cloud computing in a nutshell — accessing computing services like servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and intelligence over the internet (“the cloud”) to offer faster innovation, flexible resources, and economies of scale.

Key Terms in Cloud Computing

IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)

This is like renting a computer. You get the basic infrastructure, servers, virtual machines…