As a result, companies are working to find ways to alleviate that pressure and solve the data problem.Cloud computing will be a major part of that, especially by making all of the connected devices work together.

But there are some significant differences between cloud computing and the Internet of Things that will play out in the coming years as we generate more and more data.Below, we've outlined the differences between the cloud and the IoT, detailed the role of cloud computing in the IoT, and explained "fog computing," the next evolution of cloud computing.Difference Between Cloud Computing and IoTCloud computing, often called simply "the cloud," involves delivering data, applications, photos, videos, and more over the Internet to data centers.

IBM has helpfully broken down cloud computing into six different categories:Software as a service SaaS : Cloud-based applications run on computers off site or "in the cloud" .

Other people or companies own and operate these devices, which connect to users' computers, typically through a web browser.Platform as a service PaaS : Here, the cloud houses everything necessary to build and deliver cloud-based applications.

This removes the need to purchase and maintain hardware, software, hosting, and more.Infrastructure as a service IaaS : IaaS provides companies with servers, storage, networking, and data centers on a per-use basis.Public Cloud: Companies own and operate these spaces and provide quick access to users over a public network.Private Cloud: Similar to a public cloud, except only one entity user, organization, company, etc.

has access.Hybrid Cloud: Takes the foundation of a private cloud but provides public cloud access.The Internet of Things, meanwhile, refers to the connection of devices other than the usual examples such as computers and smartphones to the Internet.

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