What is Cloud Computing?

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basics of cloud computing

Cloud computing basics

Cloud computing is growing rapidly and being used by consumers and businesses of all sizes. But what is it, and how can your business use the cloud?

Simply defined: Cloud computing is the delivery of hosted services over the internet. It’s the on-demand delivery of compute power, database, storage, applications, and other IT resources through an internet-reachable services platform, rather than having to build and maintain in-house IT infrastructure.

No matter how complex your business needs, a cloud services platform provides access to flexible and low-cost IT resources. The cloud allows you to ramp up or ramp down based on needs, and you only pay for what you use.

how cloud computing works

How does cloud computing work?

Cloud computing allows businesses to access servers, storage, and databases over the internet. A cloud provider owns and maintains the operations of the infrastructure — from servers to networks to data centers and security. With OVHcloud, your business benefits from a team of experts who are using the latest technology, equipment, automation, and innovation for your cloud solution.

The benefits of cloud computing

Cloud computing boasts several attractive benefits for businesses. With the cloud, your business can move forward faster and more efficiently. With increased scalability, speed, security, support, and savings, the value of the cloud is evident immediately. Further, with cloud automation and flexible billing, you scale at your pace and only pay for what you use.

cloud computing offers speed


A key advantage of cloud computing is that it offers scalable enterprise IT with speed. Speed can be understood as efficiency and is a prerequisite for gaining a competitive advantage. The cloud provides the necessary speed for a company to launch new products quickly and increase competitiveness in markets easily.

cloud computing offers scalability


Cloud solutions are ideal for businesses with fluctuating demands. If your needs increase, you can scale up your capacity in a matter of minutes.

ovh cloud computing offers security


When businesses use the cloud, they are receiving the latest technologies. This means data center security and advanced data protection is always up to date.

ovh service levels are best in class

Service Level

OVHcloud levels for most services exceed 99.99%, and, in the case of our public cloud, they are 100%. OVHcloud knows uptime and availability.

ovh support is always available


Support is always available, and, with teams working 24/7, someone is ready to help whenever you need it.

ovh cloud introduces savings


The cloud removes the high cost of hardware investment and maintenance. You reduce CapEx and focus only on OpEx. You stop paying for data centers. You pay-as-you-go for what you use.

Cloud solutions

No two clouds are built alike. To find the right business solutions you will want to compare public, (hosted) private, and hybrid clouds.

public cloud solutions offers the best economies of scale

Public Cloud

This is one of the most common cloud solutions and offers the best economies of scale. Our public cloud provide services to multiple clients using the same shared infrastructure.

It’s a pay-per-usage model where the costs incurred are based on the capacity used.

private cloud solutions are dedicated to a single owner

Hosted Private Cloud

A hosted private cloud is not shared. Servers are dedicated to a single owner of the service — i.e., a single company. The goal is to gain the benefits of cloud architecture, but also maintain dedicated, isolated resources. This approach is more expensive than a public cloud and is typically used by larger enterprise organizations.

hybrid cloud solutions connect infrastructure and existing resources with a company’s data center or facility

Hybrid Cloud

A hybrid cloud connects cloud infrastructure and existing resources with a company’s data center or facility. The most common method of hybrid deployment is between an existing on-premises infrastructure and the cloud. This allows a company to expand its infrastructure without incurring the costs of building additional on-premises capabilities.
By using a hybrid approach, companies maintain control of an internal data center (or private cloud) and use the cloud as needed (public or private).

Cloud Solutions


OVHcloud works with clients of all sizes and in all industries to help determine the best solution to meet their business requirements.