Cloud Computing Basics

Solar VPS Cloud Computing Basics

It’s a very basic question that always seems to go unanswered. From Cloud Computing Applications, to Cloud Services to Cloud solutions like Dropbox, the Amazon Cloud or the iCloud, the Cloud is everywhere however no one really understands what that means. Well, that stops right now. In this short article we are going to take the time to actually define what the Cloud actually is, what tenants make up Cloud Computing basics, what moving to the Cloud means and most importantly, flesh out the Solar VPS Cloud service.

What is the Definition of Cloud Computing?

Simply put, Cloud computing data held in a hosting providers datacenter which is accessible via the Internet from anywhere in the world. That’s the Cloud. Cloud providers, for all the marketing lingo, are simply providing a space for data of all sorts which can be accessed via an Internet connection from anywhere in the world. Being that the data is hosted in a datacenter, Cloud servers allow end users to access data not stored on a personal physical hard drive but rather in a far off datacenter comprised of multiple virtual private servers (VPS).

The Basic Tenants of Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing basics are comprised of three main solutions: SaaS (Software as a Service), IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and PaaS (Platform as a Service).

SaaS (Software as a Service)

SaaS (Software as a Service, sometimes written Software-as-a-Service) is software provided to an end user via the Cloud. This software could be anything from a music application like Pandora, an email application like Gmail (Google Cloud Computing) or a blogging software like WordPress.

IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)

IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service, sometimes written Infrastructure-as-a-Service), is when providers supply computers and other Cloud resources to consumers as a VPS. Typically the VPS’s are operated as guests by a hypervisors running Xen or KVM. For larger infrastructure needs, hypervisors are pooled to boost operational computing power.

PaaS (Platform as a Service)

PaaS (Platform as a Service, sometimes written as Platform-as-a-Service) allows end users to utilize tools supplied by Cloud providers to build software. Platform-as-a-Service is generally utilized by web developers, programmers, mobile application developers and IT engineers. Other more complex tenants of Cloud computing are Cloud storage and Cloud security however, for the purposes of this article, we will stay away from them.

Making the Move to the Cloud

Whether you are going to utilize the free Cloud, the Google Cloud, the Microsoft Cloud, the iCloud or our Solar VPS Cloud Solutions, moving to the Cloud means services on demand, high scalability and lower IT costs. It’s that simple really. Through utilizing Cloud solutions, as a personal consumer or a business of any size, you are accessing services on demand which are highly scalable and very affordable.

Solar VPS Cloud

So why are we telling you all this? The simple reason is Solar VPS provides consumers with Linux and Windows Cloud VPS Hosting. Through utilizing multiple Cloud operating systems throughout Linux and Windows, Solar VPS provides the Cloud to personal consumers and small to medium sized businesses. Our solutions are highly scalable, extremely affordable, stunningly powerful and are backed by a solid Cloud infrastructure. When looking for the Cloud, we are your only choice!