Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.netCloud computing is often thought of as encompassing three main areas. Consequently, they are software as a service, infrastructure as a service, and platform as a service. Subsequently, infrastructure as a service allows for businesses to scale their databases without any long term investment in the online environment. Essentially, platform as a service equates to a service where individual developers are responsible for a particular application on top of the known environment. Finally, software as a service, requires updating and configuration on a regular basis.

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