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22.02.2019 No Comments Blog admin

Introduction- What is Cloud Infrastructure?

In today’s world of information technology, around 75% of the computer users are familiar with the cloud terminology but for those of the users who are seeing it for the very first time, we would like to state its formal definition. The cloud refers to the infrastructure of such type of computing resources that can be provided to the end user on demand such as servers, networking, storage, hardware, software etc.

In this article, we will explain to you the working of cloud computing infrastructure and try to learn why the cloud infrastructure is taking over the physical computing infrastructure these days. We will discuss the different service models of the cloud infrastructure and finally, we will talk a little about Cloud VTL for AWS and Veeam.

Working of Cloud Computing Infrastructure:

As already stated above, a cloud-computing infrastructure consists of multiple different resources such as servers, storage, networking, computer systems, software, hardware, switches, routers etc. There are two basic entities within a cloud-computing infrastructure i.e. the provider and the consumer. In this case, the cloud service provider is known as the provider and the end-user is the consumer. The provider provides the resources of the cloud-computing infrastructure to the consumer and this give and take process follows the pay-as-you-go model i.e. the consumer only needs to pay for those resources that he/ she utilizes.

Why should you prefer the Cloud Infrastructure to the Physical Infrastructure?

We all know that a physical computing infrastructure can be as small as a room or it can be as large as a huge data center. As soon as the size of the physical infrastructure enlarges, the cost associated with it also rises dramatically. In this situation, the cloud-computing infrastructure proves to be a blessing in disguise. With its pay-as-you-go model, you are only charged for the resources that you consume at once. Moreover, you also do not have to worry about the maintenance of any physical resources since these things are entirely managed by your cloud service provider.

Service Models of the Cloud Infrastructure:

There are three main service models of the cloud-computing infrastructure:

●      Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) – As the name implies, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provides the underlying infrastructure consisting of different hardware and software resources hidden behind an abstraction layer. The end user can then use this infrastructure to perform his daily routine activities.

●      Software as a Service (SaaS) – Software as a Service (SaaS) or on-demand software is referred to the applications and software that are available online to be used by the customers and they can consume these resources for as long as they want.

●      Platform as a Service (PaaS) – Platform as a Service (PaaS) refers to the computing platform provided by the cloud service provider for running various applications and programs. This service is most useful for the situations in which we have to test certain applications. We do not have to buy any expensive hardware resources for this purpose anymore because Platform as a Service (PaaS) can do this for us.

Cloud VTL for AWS and Veeam:

StarWind has designed Cloud VTL for AWS and Veeam in order to resolve the issue of the cold object storage. It adds the cloud storage tier to the backup infrastructure to ensure the compliance with 3-2-1 backup rule. It provides an effortless integration of the cost efficient cold object storage without the need for installing several third party software components. The most important benefit of Cloud VTL for AWS and Veeam is that it perfectly complements your existing backup infrastructure. 

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