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Difference between Cloud Computing and Traditional Computing
  • Last Updated : 21 Jan, 2021
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1. Cloud Computing
Cloud Computing, as name suggests, is collective combination of configurable system resources and advanced service that can be delivered quickly using internet. It simply provides lower power expenses, no capital costs, no redundancy, lower employee costs, increased collaboration, etc. It makes us more efficient, more secure, and provide greater flexibility. 

2. Traditional Computing : 
Traditional Computing, as name suggests, is a possess of using physical data centers for storing digital assets and running complete networking system for daily operations. In this, access to data, or software, or storage by users is limited to device or official network they are connected with. In this computing, user can have access to data only on system in which data is stored.

Difference between Cloud Computing and Traditional Computing :

Cloud Computing

Traditional Computing 

It refers to delivery of different services such as data and programs through internet on different servers.It refers to delivery of different services on local server. 
It takes place on third-party servers that is hosted by third-party hosting companies.  It takes place on physical hard drives and website severs.  
It is ability to access data anywhere at any time by user.  User can access data only on system in which data is stored.  
It is more cost effective as compared to tradition computing as operation and maintenance of server is shared among several parties that in turn reduce cost of public services. It is less cost effective as compared to cloud computing because one has to buy expensive equipment’s to operate and maintain server.  
It is more user-friendly as compared to traditional computing because user can have access to data anytime anywhere using internet. It is less user-friendly as compared to cloud computing because data cannot be accessed anywhere and if user has to access data in another system, then he need to save it in external storage medium.  
It requires fast, reliable and stable internet connection to access information anywhere at any time.It does not require any internet connection to access data or information.  
It provides more storage space and servers as well as more computing power so that applications and software run must faster and effectively.  It provides less storage as compared to cloud computing.  
It also provides scalability and elasticity i.e., one can increase or decrease storage capacity, server resources, etc., according to business needs.  It does not provide any scalability and elasticity.  
Cloud service is served by provider’s support team.  It requires own team to maintain and monitor system that will need a lot of time and efforts.  
Software is offered as an on-demand service (SaaS) that can be accessed through subscription service.  Software in purchased individually for every user and requires to be updated periodically.

 

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