Cloud networking is an element of cloud computing and refers to the way the networking infrastructure works within it.
Cloud computing has revolutionized the way companies run, making it easier, faster and cheaper to complete functions that previously required a company to have its own data center. Almost every type of business today uses cloud computing for a wide range of purposes, including data backup, email and customer-facing web applications.
Cloud computing refers to the on-demand delivery of IT products online, which enables businesses to access databases, power and storage through the cloud, instead of through a physical data center. Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are the two main cloud service providers.
Examples of cloud services include:
- Software as a Service (SaaS), which gives companies access to applications as a subscription.
- Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), which provides virtual computers over the internet, including virtual machines, networks, computers and other resources.
- Platform as a Service (PaaS), which makes it possible to develop and run applications without the complexity of infrastructure management.
- Machine Learning as a Service (MLaaS), which offers cloud-based platforms and APIs that enable developers to build, train and deploy machine learning models.
Cloud networking capabilities are provided by the cloud service providers.