What is cloud computing

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The evolution of technologies such as grid computing, computational clusters, virtualization, web services and service-oriented architecture, as well as the increase in capacity and reduction in the costs of computer networks and the Internet, have led to a new approach that goes beyond the traditional concept of utility computing, which is known as “utility computing”.

The evolution of technologies such as grid computing, computational clusters, virtualization, web services and service-oriented architecture, as well as the increase in capacity and reduction in the costs of computer networks and the Internet, have led to a new approach that goes beyond the traditional concept of utility computing, which is known as cloud computing. Cloud computing can be described as what happens in a computational environment in which applications, development platform or infrastructure are provided in the form of services accessed over the Internet, in a flexible and on-demand manner.

Which of the following are advantages of cloud computing

Cloud computing is positioning itself as a beneficial technology for industrial automation. Without going any further, different implementation models have been developed such as Iaas (Infrastructure as a Service), Paas (Platform as a Service), Saas (Software as a Service) and more recently Daas (Data as a Service). In this article we want to present precisely what are the main benefits of cloud technology, which we will complement with this detailed Guide on the Benefits of Cloud Computing for Industrial Applications from Oasys.

To begin with, we can make clear what the definition of Cloud Computing is.  Cloud computing is a model that enables convenient on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (such as networks, servers, storage, applications and services), which can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. At this point, we should ask ourselves whether this cloud technology could help our company achieve faster connectivity and lower costs.

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Low protection against failures or abuse: Companies that rely on fog computing have to equip IoT devices and sensors with controllers that are difficult to protect at the edge of the network (e.g. in an industrial plant).

✘ Increased need for maintenance: decentralized data processing is linked to increased maintenance effort, because controllers and memory are distributed throughout the network and, unlike cloud solutions, cannot be centrally managed or maintained.

✔ Data security: in fogging, data preprocessing takes place on the local network. This allows sensitive data to remain in-house or it can be encrypted or anonymized before being uploaded to the cloud.

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Today, paying for all this software or hardware no longer makes sense. Today, with the standardization of the cloud in the business world, you only pay for what you use. This is attractive, flexible, sustainable and practical. Already in 2019, before the pandemic, startups, for example, were betting heavily on the cloud. It was their big investment, especially when compared to the budget they allocated to other technology items.

What has changed since the beginning? The ambition to make the cloud a much more interconnected space that allows working in more agile ecosystems. This maturity of the cloud will have an impact on corporate structures and on the organizations themselves. A shift towards multi-cloud environments, i.e. the management of several cloud services provided by more than one provider, also seems to be on the horizon in the industry.

To meet these challenges, the market is relying on hyper-automation or, in other words, on the intelligent use of the network and the edge. This is the strategy to accelerate decision-making based on intelligent algorithms and thus, for example, to improve the control of complex systems in geographically dispersed operations centers.