A network in cloud computing refers to the clusters of computers, mainframes, servers, networking components and several devices interconnected for data and resource sharing. A cloud network is at the core of any cloud service infrastructure, enabling it to deliver and deploy services and resources across several locations. It ensures communications among cloud-native or cloud-enabled applications and services as well as virtual machines. A cloud network has functionalities similar to that of a normal computer network but involves cloud as an integral part.

Points to Remember

  • The effectiveness and capabilities of a cloud network are largely influenced by the underlying hardware and internet bandwidth.
  • The process of accessing network resources on a private, public or hybrid cloud is known as cloud networking.