What is the cloud?
The cloud is understood to mean the services provided by a provider in the areas of computing power, storage and data processing. As a customer, you have no influence on the hardware that is used there, but rather rent the service you need for your tasks.
This model has the advantage that there are no high investment costs when purchasing the hardware and software to provide it in your own data center. At the same time, the costs for maintenance and upgrades are massively reduced, since these tasks are all taken over by the cloud provider. With a corresponding support agreement and the redundant systems and locations that are mainly provided by large providers, constant availability can also be guaranteed through the use of cloud services.
We work with a multi-cloud approach for our products. This means that our services are divided between several providers. In our case, these are primarily Microsoft Azure and the Google Cloud platform.