What is Cloud-Computing?
Cloud computing means in the simplest possible terms storing and accessing data and programs via the Internet rather than the hard disk of your computer. It is not your hard drive where cloud storage is located. The so-called local storage and computation when you store data on the hard disk or run programs. Everything you want is physically close to yourself, which means that it is convenient and simple for one device or another to access your data on the local network.
Cloud computing promotes high-connectivity and computer skills in digital Bangladesh. The digital gap in Bangladesh's empowerment from all sectors of society is bridged. As large, hot IT businesses are theoretically rising here worth billion-dollar enterprises, Bangladesh has now acquired the capacity to be the next big Cloud Business sector. In Bangladesh as well as in all third world countries, cloud computing has an immense role in growing these businesses.
Types of Cloud Computing Services
Not so long ago, all of a companyâ€™s IT systems were on-premise, and clouds were just white fluffy things in the sky. To make life easier, Cloud Computing provides three types of services which are classified below:
- Infrastructure as a service (Iaas)
- Platform as a service (Paas)
- Software as a service (Saas)
The key differences between On-Premise and Cloud Services (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) are
Types of Cloud Computing models
Cloud Computing can be categorized into three general types:
- Public Cloud
- Private Cloud
- Hybrid Cloud
What people used to think about cloud computing back then in Bangladesh and what do they think about it now?
It was obvious that in Bangladesh, people barely knew about IT related stuffs as Bangladesh was not that updated with technology. Because back then people did not have any clue what cloud is. They used to get puzzled by the term: "What are clouds and computers in common? In Bangladesh, in fact, 80-90% of the population believed that the cloud is a true cloud.
Particularly large organizations that need large volumes of data to be processed were reliant on traditional methods. They had written and stored it in documents, since storing big data took computers, and most corporations could not afford the internet.
The Internet use is rising tremendously in Bangladesh with the vision of Digital Bangladesh. Internet becomes an aspect of everybody's life, from the general population to the major businesses and even the rural farmers. All essential data are stored and exchanged through the internet.
What impact it has made in peopleâ€™s life?
Below are some of the critical areas of our daily lives that have seen a revolution by cloud computing.
Cloud computing has been introduced by educational institutions in recent days when it provides teachers, staff, and institutions a wide variety of advantages. Cloud computing allows students to access data at anytime from anywhere. Students can register online and take part in online activities for learning. Cloud computing enables organizations to use the storage cloud to safely store vast volumes of data without building a complex and costly system. Cloud computing infrastructure allows students in less developing countries to navigate educational websites and cloud networks and groups.
The major businesses like the music and video live stream, the online casino, the online games and search engine in Google are living evidence of the great effect our lives have on cloud computing. An incident will hit all corners of the globe in one area of the world. We can stream our beloved Netflix movies thanks to cloud storage services or live football matches. The hunt for long-lost friends at high school has never been easy, but it's much easy to interact through the online world with friends and people through creating social networks like Facebook (News - Alert) and Instagram.Cloud storage and social media technology advancement has helped companies to access advanced analysis that offers deeper visibility into consumer needs and future offerings.
Cloud computing technology is gaining popularity in the healthcare sector. Its application involves managing and exchanging medical data to minimize running costs, such as data storage systems. In addition, patients can view their medical history from devices such as cell phones. This has seen the medical industry shift from the conventional intranet to a fast and stable approach through cloud computing.
The bulk of new cars are pre-installed with navigational programs. Cloud computing has helped these browsing programs to store and periodically upgrade vast volumes of data to support you. If you use these methods, you use the cloud to switch from one location to another implicitly.
Online shopping grows day by day. In order to offer improved user service and build a better marketing plan, most online shopping sites use the cloud to store valuable customer information. They use the generated analytical data including, recently viewed and/or provide customers with cloud computing recommendations.
Growth of Cloud Computing in Bangladesh
As you can see from the Line chart, Cloud Computing was not that popular in Bangladesh until 2019 as people were not aware that what Cloud Computing actually is. From 2019, there is a massive growth of Cloud Computing in Bangladesh due to Covid-19 pandemic. Lots of startup companies and E-commerce business started to grow rapidly as many End-user were stuck at home which helps the startup companies and E-commerce business to grow their business hence makes Cloud Computing popular in Bangladesh.