Understanding Cloud Computing - Intellipaat Blog

Process Advisors

*Subject to Terms and Condition
Understanding Cloud Computing
Updated on 30th May, 23 5.4 K Views

As the world was busy in dealing with one of the most severe recessions of the century, revolution was underway in computing. It was a revolution that was capable of shaking the foundations of how technology is being delivered to all organizations. This revolution was nothing else than Cloud Computing and structure of the knowledge economy is being reshaped by it.

Watch this Cloud Computing Tutorial for Beginners video

What is Cloud Computing?

Cloud computing is heavily used in the corporate environment nowadays for following reasons:

  • Security concern associated with data
  • Concern regarding dependency on services which are controlled by third parties
  • Some organizations will become leaders in the charge while other will lag from the others.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) define Cloud Computing as;

“A model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.

Certification in Cloud & Devops

In simple words, it demands running computer/network applications that are present at some other place on other people’s servers with the use of a simple user interface or application format. Still confused?  In layman terms cloud computing can be understood as using other people’s servers for running applications for your own organization remotely.

It is believed that presently, most people are making use of cloud computing. It varies in the way they use the cloud, but everyone is using the cloud. Cloud computing provides plethora of business opportunities to the entrepreneurial businesses in following way:

  • Cost reduction by leveraging cloud computing environment by providing infrastructure and services;
  • Bringing an expanded portfolio of products at a reduced cost to access large complex infrastructure;
  • Expanding services quickly and economically.

Learn what MNCs ask in interviews with these Top Cloud Computing Interview Questions!

Cloud computing environment is based on service models which can be categorized into three basic service models which are as follow –

Infrastructure-as–a-Service (IaaS)

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

IaaSIt provides access to fundamental resources which include physical machines, virtual machines, virtual storage, etc.
PaaSIt provides the runtime environment for applications,  tools for development and deployment, etc.
SaaSThis model allows end-users to use software applications as a service.

Get 100% Hike!

Master Most in Demand Skills Now !

Want to know how AWS works? Read this extensive AWS Tutorial!

But as everything has its own pros and cons. There are also some challenges of Cloud Computing such as

  • Security and Privacy of organization information
  • Portability of data
  • Computing Performance
  • Reliability and Availability of services provided by third-party.

Two newer module which are added in order to enhance cloud computing technique are

  • Identity-as–a-Service (IDaaS).
  • Network-as-a-Service

Managed AWS and other cloud services is also available by brands having certified cloud engineers.

Check out our blog on Cloud Computing tutorial to learn more about Cloud Computing.


As the cloud market is still a new technique and major players such as IBM and HP have yet not arrived in full force thus for many organizations in the short term the apparent potential of the cloud might not be sufficient to make the transition to cloud computing. But when we talk about the longer term, cloud computing is increasingly appearing to be a major change in the business landscape. Also the cost benefits of cloud computing services has started gaining acceptance in today’s economy where organizations are highly focused towards addressing financial challenges.

Watch this Cloud Computing Tutorial

Go through AWS Online Training to take an informed decision!

Course Schedule

Name Date Details
AWS Certification 30 Sep 2023(Sat-Sun) Weekend Batch
View Details
AWS Certification 07 Oct 2023(Sat-Sun) Weekend Batch
View Details
AWS Certification 14 Oct 2023(Sat-Sun) Weekend Batch
View Details

9 thoughts on “Understanding Cloud Computing”

  1. In a world of cyber threats, it is greatly vital for businesses to store a business information in a secure and resilient cloud environment. Cloud Computing is very important nowadays. Thanks for sharing a useful article.

  2. The Article will surely help us to get better understanding of cloud computing and its main use in the IT world.

  3. The article will surely help everyone who is searching for knowledge of cloud computing.
    Keep Sharing.

  4. very cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you penning this
    post and the rest of the website is also very good.

  5. I like reading through a post that will make peeople think.

    Also, many thanks for allowing for me to comment!

  6. This is a great blog post – So clear and easy to follow. All your hard work is so much appreciated.

Comments are closed.

Speak to our course Advisor Now !

Related Articles

Subscribe to our newsletter

Signup for our weekly newsletter to get the latest news, updates and amazing offers delivered directly in your inbox.