In the context of cloud computing, a Gateway is a component that acts as a bridge between different networks, allowing data to flow from one to the other.
It can be a hardware device or a software application. Gateways play a crucial role in cloud computing by facilitating communication and data transfer between disparate networks, making it possible for different systems to work together seamlessly.
A Gateway works by translating data from one format to another so it can be sent across different networks. This can include:
A company, TechCorp, uses a cloud-based application that needs to access data stored in their on-premises database. They use a gateway to facilitate this communication.
The gateway translates the cloud application's requests into a format that the on-premises database can understand, and vice versa, enabling the application to access the data it needs.
A network security system that monitors and controls incoming and outgoing network traffic based on predetermined security rules.
A virtual network dedicated to your cloud account where you can launch resources in a virtual network that you define.