1.5 Cloud

The term cloud refers to servers and the software running on them.

The term cloud refers to servers and the software running on them. These servers can be used to compute data e.g. process a customer order or simulate the weather and at the same time store it. This data can be accessed around the globe simultaneously with high-speed which enables a centralized “single source of truth” As an introduction, we recommend watching the following video to familiarize yourself with cloud storage.

for cloud computing we recommend the following video instead.

Largest cloud provider

Cloud products

You can rent multiple types of products:

  • Basic products, like renting a server (virtual machine) or storage capacity
  • Intermediate products, like a database-as-a-service
  • Advanced products, like out-of-the-box applications for Machine Learning and Advanced Analytics

If you want to learn more about cloud products, we recommend the following video, which will walk you through the most popular products.

What next?

If this is too high-level, and you want to understand what’s behind the cloud, take a look at Kubernetes - the operating system of the cloud

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