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Real World Examples of Cloud Computing Services

Ashvini Mishra Ashvini Mishra April 13, 2021
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Cloud computing gives us endless opportunities to store, transfer, and manage data without compromising our local devices. Many of the services and applications we enjoy today wouldn’t be possible without the power of cloud application development services.

For instance, no one could imagine working remotely without giant storage and/or instant communication. But how else do cloud computing services affect our daily lives?

Here are 7 real world examples of cloud computing.

  1. Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Amazon is a must-have tool for developers who are tasked with endless coding and other backend tasks. AWS provides seamless interfaces for running codes for any application without the need for servers. Formed under a pay-as-you-go model, AWS is flexible and scales according to a business’ growth in data demands.

Companies from different industries have used (and are still using) AWS, even popular ones like The Seattle Times and the Coca Cola Company.

  1. Slack

Corporate folks and members of the start-up community know the collaboration tool Slack by heart. It offers ‘channels’ for communication – group messages that are organized per team or topic. Aside from messaging, these channels also have the capability to transfer files, host video calls, and integrate with other big-name cloud programs like Google Drive and DropBox.

Organizations big and small use Slack as their main correspondence, including NASA and Airbnb.

  1. Egnyte

Transferring content across multiple devices can be risky especially for organizations with a low tolerance for security breaches. Egnyte is a cloud computing services platform that addresses exactly that by providing secure file-sharing options and reliable content governance. Users can upload and send files from any location without worrying about privacy.

Which known company uses Egnyte? No other than media brand Buzzfeed.

  1. Carbonite

Diving deeper into data security, Carbonite is crucial for every company who needs protection against data loss and ransomware. In simple terms, Carbonite protects files within the cloud from security breaches – a task that any organizations struggle to do manually.

  1. Zoom

During a time when everyone, including the office-going professionals, are expected to stay at home, Zoom made it possible for virtual huddles and online presentations. In fact, more than just on the corporate side, Zoom has also paved the way for online learning. Its features such as recording and cloud exporting is a way to make communication easier and more accessible to its users.

Industry giants like Slack and Uber all rely on Zoom for conference calls and meetings.

  1. DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean is a cloud application development services platform that allows companies to deploy and scale products. In just a few seconds, these users can create virtual machines which are easily scalable based on their storage and traffic needs. It’s managed over the internet and is one of the growing popular options for delivering applications.

Which companies use DigitalOcean? WeWork and Slack are two examples that use IaaS.

  1. DropBox

E-mail file sharing has its limits, and DropBox exists to fill that gap. By facilitating large transfers, it aids users in sharing files that e-mail and other communication programs can’t accommodate. It also allows full integration of different collaborative tools like Vimeo.


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