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1.5. Cloud Use Cases

Given that you’ve read this far, you might be wondering how other people are putting clouds to use. In this section I’ve collected some (but definitely not all) of the most common use cases, starting simple and building to the more complex.

1.5.1. Hosting Static Web Sites and Complex Web Applications

The cloud can easily host a static web site built from static HTML pages, CSS style sheets, and images. In fact, the simplest of such sites can be hosted using only cloud storage, perhaps aided by a content distribution system.


  

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