Cloud computing enables companies to consume compute resources as a utility just like electricity rather than having to build and maintain computing infrastructures in-house.
Cloud computing promises several attractive benefits for businesses and end users. Three of the main benefits of cloud computing includes:
- Self-service provisioning: End users can spin up computing resources for almost any type of workload on-demand.
- Elasticity: Companies can scale up as computing needs increase and then scale down again as demands decrease.
Pay per use: Computing resources are measured at a granular level, allowing users to pay only for the resources and workloads they use.
Cloud computing services can be private, public or hybrid.