Cloud-Based Applications

Learn about cloud-based applications and the benefits they provide.

Cloud computing and cloud-based applications

Cloud computing was first mentioned in 1996, but it was not until Amazon released its Elastic Compute Cloud in 2006 that it became widely popular. The idea behind cloud computing is to move away from the need to host the servers and other resources needed to run a project, and instead buy time from large data centers to use their computing power. There are many advantages to this. We don’t have to make sure that our computers are up and running, that operating systems are updated, that we’ve implemented back-up solutions for our data, and so on. We can set up a server to be online, and then we can deploy our software on this server and run it from there.

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