What is the difference between cloud computing and a data center?
- A data center provides access to shared computing resources, wheras a cloud is a private on-premise facility that stores and processes local data.
- Cloud computing solutions are network resources and services provided to the clients through the use of services from data centers.
- The data center makes use of more devices to process data.
- Data centers require cloud computing but cloud computing does not require data centers.
Cloud service providers use one or more data centers for services and resources such as data storage. A data center is a data storage facility located inside the company and maintained by the IT staff or leased from a co-location provider where the maintenance can be done by the provider or the corporate IT staff.