What is Infrastructure Cloud Computing?
Infrastructure Cloud Computing is a collection of hardware and software needed to enable cloud computing. It includes computing power, networking, and storage, as well as an interface for clients to access their virtualized computing resources. The virtual resources represents a physical infrastructure, with components like servers, network switches, memory and storage clusters.
Why Infrastructure Cloud Computing?
Infrastructure Cloud Computing offers the same capabilities of a physical infrastructure but can provide additional benefits like a lower cost of ownership, greater flexibility, and scalability.
Infrastructure Cloud Computing is available for hybrid, public and private cloud systems. It is also possible to rent cloud infrastructure components from a cloud provider(like AWS, Azure, etc), through cloud infrastructure as a service (Iaas). Cloud Computing infrastructure systems allow for integrated hardware and software and can provide a single management platform for multiple clouds.
Infrastructure Cloud Computing vs. cloud architecture
A cloud architecture is the way how individual technologies are integrated to create cloud computing environments. It’s the way all the components that make up clouds—hardware, virtual resources, networks, operating systems, middleware, automation, management, containers, and more—are connected.
If Infrastructure Cloud Computing is the tool you need to build a cloud, then cloud architecture is the blueprint for how you’ll build it.