What you should know about Cloud Computing Architecture
All over the world today, many activities take place on the cyberspace. The cyberspace is comprised of the internet which is the primary channel of accessing information and also where the World Wide Web (www) is hosted.
The cyberspace features a concept called Cloud Computing Architecture that is home to the components and subcomponents that make up cloud computing.
Cloud Computing offers many computing services such as storage, networking, database and server and these are offered over the internet (or cloud).
Cloud computing architecture features many components such as the network and the front and back-end programs.
What does a front-end program mean?
When you talk about social media platforms and websites, you cannot fail to relate their existence and operations to the presence of the internet.
In the same vein, you cannot talk about cloud computing architecture without pointing to the front and back-end programs.
The front end program is the platform or interfaces that you (the user) cannot interact or get in contact with. The front end program is your visible medium to interact with the “cloud” – the internet.
How can I access Front End programs?
Front-end programs are accessible through mobile and desktop devices such as phones, laptops and computers and also through the thin client.
How does the Front End program work?
The front end program interacts with cloud storage networks through middleware applications such as the Google Chrome and Firefox browsers.
The point here is that front end programs are abstract, and they are sort of “middlemen,” and through them, we have access to the “cloud” which is the computing term for the Internet.
Back End program
The other component in cloud computing architecture is the back end program. The back end program simply means the relevant resources that help in the delivery of cloud-computing services.
The back end program features the server, data storage facilities and other relevant features that speed up the delivery of cloud-computing services.
The network is the last component of the cloud computing architecture and also the “delivery agent” for the front and back-end programs.
The system also called the Internet connects users and data platforms; hence, it is the tool for spreading the activities of the front and the back end programs.
We’ve looked at how the cloud computing architecture functions; our focus now is on how these architectures are delivered. The cloud computing architecture is delivered through four distinct models:
- Software as a Service (SaaS): SaaS is responsible for the use of cloud-based software and does not require any physical presence nor software applications for its operation.
- Platform as a Service (PaaS): PaaS offers programmers the relevant tool such as databases and applications platforms. These tools help developers in their application development.
- Development as a Service (DaaS): DaaS allows developers have access to software and application development tools.
- Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): Cloud-based users can remotely use a provider’s physical hardware with the help of IaaS.
The cloud computing architecture is the primary channel for accessing the Internet (cloud), and every application here is managed by a cloud server.