Chapter 1

Describe cloud concepts

Cloud computing has been part of information technology (IT) for more than 20 years. During that time, it has evolved into a complex collection of cloud services and cloud models. Before you begin the process of moving to the cloud, it’s important that you understand key concepts and services related to the cloud.

There are many reasons for moving to the cloud, but one of the primary benefits is removing some of the IT burden from your company. The cloud allows you to take advantage of a cloud provider’s infrastructure and investments, and it makes it easier to maintain consistent access to your applications and data. You’ll also gain the benefit of turnkey solutions for backing up data and ensuring your applications ...

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