Lofty Goals for Cloud Computing 2.0
The potential for storing information in virtual data centers is great, especially when it comes to complementing that other much-hyped innovation: Big Data. But the cloud can also serve as an IT solution on a day-to-day level — that is, if businesses can figure out the best strategy to implement it. Until recently, that has been a struggle.
These are the three main types of cloud computing:
1. Public: Resources and applications hosted by a provider that are available to anyone on the Internet. Examples include Google Drive and Dropbox.
2. Private: A datacenter that is protected by a company firewall.
3. Hybrid: When a business combines internal cloud resources with an external provider.