Introduction to cloud computing

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What is cloud computing?

See a basic definition as well as descriptions of the various service and deployment models.

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Benefits of cloud computing

Understand how cloud computing can be of benefit to your organization.

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IaaS vs SaaS vs. PaaS

Dive deeper with definitions on the primary cloud service models.

Cloud platform

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What is private cloud?

See a basic definition and explore a private cloud platform designed for innovation.

What is cloud hosting?

See a definition and the benefits of cloud hosting for accelerating deployment and reducing costs.

Cloud infrastructure

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What is cloud storage?

Understand the types of cloud storage and how they can help with data accessibility.

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What is object storage?

Explore this hierarchy-free method for storing data and its advantages.

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What is a cloud database?

Read about the basics of a cloud database and how it can offer greater flexibility.

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What is a cloud server?

Understand the definition of a cloud server and its benefits.

Cloud use cases

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What is mobile cloud computing?

Understand the advantages of mobile cloud computing as a tool to deliver apps.


Middleware provides an enabling layer and the enterprise integration needed to connect systems of engagement with existing systems of record, so that you can tap into, understand and leverage an abundance of data.

Discover, learn and explore how the IBM middleware portfolio supports your digital transformation to cloud.