Imagine there’s a big “magic box” far away that can store stuff and do tasks for you. Instead of keeping all your photos, documents, or software on your computer, you can put them in this magic box. You can access the box from anywhere using the Internet whenever needed.
This “magic box” is what we call the “cloud” in “cloud computing.” But it’s a bunch of powerful computers in special buildings (called data centres). These computers store your stuff and run your software via the Internet.
Cloud computing is like having a magic box that stores your things and does tasks for you. Instead of keeping everything on your own computer, you keep it in this magic box, and you can reach it from anywhere with the Internet. Remember, it’s not an actual cloud in the sky. It’s fun to think about all those computers working for you far away!
Think about a toy store where, instead of buying toys, you can rent them. You play with the toy for as long as you need and then return it. You only pay for the time you use it. Now, instead of toys, imagine the store lets you rent pieces of a computer: storage (like a big USB stick), processing power (the brain of the computer), and other parts. This is what IaaS does.
It’s like saying, “I don’t want to buy a whole computer or set up a big system. I just want to rent the pieces I need, use them over the internet, and pay only for what I use”.
IaaS is like a rental store for computer parts. Instead of buying and keeping your own big computers, you can rent what you need over the Internet and pay as you go.
Think of a big community kitchen where you can go to bake cookies. This kitchen provides ovens, mixers, pans, and everything you need. You bring your cookie dough and recipe. You don’t have to worry about how the oven works or fixing it if it breaks; you focus on baking.
Similarly, PaaS gives you a special “kitchen” to build and run your software. Instead of worrying about setting up computers, networks, or operating systems (like the oven and pans in our kitchen example), you focus on your software (your cookie recipe). The PaaS provider handles the rest.
PaaS is like a community kitchen for making software. You bring your software “recipe,” and the PaaS gives you all the tools and space to make it. No need to worry about the technical details; focus on creating!