What is Cloud Infrastructure?
Cloud Infrastructure is the set of hardware and software elements such as computing power, network, storage and virtualization resources needed to make cloud computing work. A user interface for managing all these resources is also included.
Using this service, a team or company can get the computing infrastructure they need over the internet, including computing power, storage space, and more like load balancers and firewalls. They do this so they don’t have to procure and manage their own physical infrastructure. Instead, they rent the infrastructure they need from a provider of such services.
While this is a classic example, cloud infrastructure encompasses a wider range of platforms and environments, including private and hybrid clouds.