This article explains what a cloud server is, the working of a cloud server, its benefits, and things to consider before migrating to the cloud. So let’s get started!
The cloud server is a robust virtual server executing in a cloud computing environment. This type of server is built, hosted, and delivered through a cloud computing platform on the internet. With a hypervisor, a physical server is partitioned into various virtual servers. These virtualized servers contain all the software that is needed to run as an individual unit.
Now, let’s see the working of the cloud server
Working of the Cloud Server
As we discussed above, a physical server is partioned to multiple virtual servers with the help of software called a hypervisor.
The hypervisor pools the physical server’s resources to form either one or more virtual servers. Then, the resources of virtual servers are delivered to the organization/s through the cloud.
One such cloud service where hosting infrastructure like virtual servers, storage and networking, and storage resources are offered is called IaaS.
Basically, cloud signifies cloud computing where multiple virtual servers are connected to share the load. This allows distributing complex processes to the smaller systems instead of utilizing one powerful system to compute complex processes.
Now, as we have discussed working on the cloud server, have a look at the types of cloud models.
Types of Cloud Deployment Models
Cloud deployment models are usually categorized into 3 models namely(Public Cloud, Private Cloud, and Hybrid Cloud). Deployment models differ based on how they are implemented, the type of hosting, and who is accessing it.
Now, let’s see those 3 models:
In this type of cloud deployment model, the cloud service provider offers shared resources i.e server resources are shared among multiple users. A public cloud is an ideal option for organizations or individuals who don’t want to spend much on IT infrastructure.
Unlike the public cloud, the private cloud offers dedicated server resources. So, here you get better security as there are no other users on the server except you. But, this security comes at a higher price than the public cloud. Additionally, this is an unmanaged service meaning that you yourself need to manage the cloud server.
Hybrid Cloud incorporates characteristics of both public and private cloud. With this cloud model, you can easily share data among the public and private cloud environments. You get the scalability with this model to meet the growing needs of the business. Hybrid cloud offers the security of private cloud alongside the power of the public cloud.
Having said that, let’s see the benefits of the Cloud Server.
Cloud Server Benefits
Below, we have listed the benefits of cloud servers:
- Enhanced Server Uptime: Due to interconnected servers, there is no single point of failure. So, even if any of the server goes down, you have the backup server wich ensures everything runs smoothly.
Cloud follows a pay-as-you-go model so you need to pay only for the resources that you consume.
With the cloud, you get better resources scalability. At any time, you can add the resources of your server like RAM, storage, bandwidth, etc.
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