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Table of contents
1.
Introduction
2.
Cloud Infrastructure
3.
Components of the Cloud Infrastructure
3.1.
Hardware
3.2.
Virtualization
3.3.
Storage
3.4.
Network
4.
Cloud Infrastructure
4.1.
Private clouds
4.2.
Public clouds
4.3.
Hybrid cloud 
5.
Cloud infrastructure vs Cloud architecture
6.
FAQs
7.
Key Takeaways
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Introduction

Cloud Infrastructure is the components like hardware, storage drive, abstracted resources, network resources used for cloud computing. We use cloud infrastructure to host services on the cloud.

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Cloud Infrastructure

Virtualization is a technique that separates resources from physical hardware and pools them into clouds.

Cloud infrastructure comprises several components linked together to form a single architecture that supports business processes. Hardware, virtualization, storage, and networking components are included in a conventional solution.

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Components of the Cloud Infrastructure

The components of the cloud infrastructure include:

  • Hardware
  • Storage
  • Networking components
  • Virtualization

Components of the Cloud Infrastructure

Hardware

A cloud network comprises a range of physical devices that can be found in several different geographic locations. It includes switches, load balancers, firewalls, backup devices and servers.

The Servers at different locations are connected by virtualization. 

Virtualization

Virtualization is a technique for separating IT services and processes from their hardware counterparts. Due to this, we can run multiple applications on the same machine. Virtualization helps software engineers to test the application on their local machines. The main benefit of virtualization is that it helps split the work among servers.

Storage

Storage helps us back up the data stored on the cloud. It also ensures that the unused backups are removed, and the backed up data is indexed to be retrieved when needed. Virtualization decouples storage capacity from hardware systems, allowing users to utilise it as cloud storage.

Network

Physical lines, switches, routers, and other equipment make up the network. On top of these physical resources, virtual networks are built. Multiple subnetworks, each with differing levels of visibility, make up a typical cloud network architecture.

Cloud Infrastructure

Cloud infrastructure refers to the hardware, abstracted resources, storage, and network resources required for cloud computing.

The types of cloud infrastructure are:

  • Public Clouds
  • Private Clouds
  • Hybrid Clouds
  • Multi Clouds

The basic elements of these cloud infrastructures remain the same.

Private clouds

When an individual or an organisation creates clouds on its own, it is referred to as the private cloud.

Public clouds

When an individual or an organisation uses cloud services provided by a third party, it is referred to as the public cloud. Examples of public cloud include amazon web services(AWS), Microsoft Azure etc.

Hybrid cloud 

When an individual or an organisation uses both private and public cloud services, it is known as a hybrid cloud.

Cloud infrastructure vs Cloud architecture

Cloud architecture means how individuals create cloud computing architecture. It's how the components like hardware, software, storage are connected.

On the other hand, cloud infrastructure means the tools required for making the cloud.

FAQs

1. What is Cloud Infrastructure?

Cloud Infrastructure is the components like hardware, storage drive, abstracted resources, network resources used for cloud computing.

2. What are the components of cloud infrastructure?

The cloud infrastructure components are Hardware, Storage, Networking components, and Virtualization.

3. What are the types of cloud infrastructure?

The types of cloud infrastructure are Public Clouds, Private Clouds, Hybrid Clouds and Multi Clouds.

4. What are private clouds?

The Cloud that an individual or an organisation creates and uses is referred to as a private cloud.

5. What are the examples of public cloud?

Examples of public cloud are IBM cloud, Amazon web services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Oracle cloud etc. 

Key Takeaways

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