What Is ‘Cloud Computing’?
‘Cloud Computing’ is a somewhat vague term to describe users ‘renting’ or borrowing online software instead of actually purchasing and installing it on their own computers.
Before inventing the power grid, generator was used for power. This was costly and maintenance heavy. When the power grid was invented and the power was transferred from the grid, it was not only cheaper, but it enabled industry in ways no one could have dreamed of at the time. Now switch the term ‘power grid’ with ‘computing cloud’.
Those services you have been running in your place – you can now buy a lot cheaper from the computing cloud. And like the power grid, all of the services come with a ‘pay for what you use’ model, you are no longer need to install or pay for long term infrastructure.
Classifications of Cloud Computing Services
In general, cloud computing is a computing service delivered to consumers over the internet.
To be a bit more concise many people have adopted these 3 classifications of cloud computing services.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for computing infrastructure like servers and disk storage.
Platform as a Service (PaaS) for the combinations of infrastructure and special software like databases and development tools that are needed to build and host applications.
Software as a Service (SaaS) for applications being delivered via the internet.
Is cloud computing useful for my business?
If you are launching a start-up and don’t have any decent IT infrastructure yet, then you have an opportunity to get world class infrastructure in place in days, rather than weeks, for a less cost. The value comes in other ways too: access software from anywhere, automatic backup facilities and background software updates.
No matter what business you’re in, big or small, cloud computing has some clear advantages which can have a dramatic impact on your bottom line profit and productivity – if you want to talk more about any of these benefits covered briefly here and how they could help you out, then please contact us.
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- Assessment of existing infrastructure.
Address scalability, utilization and demand management.
Runtime cost optimization such as energy, maintenance, support, tools, licenses, etc.
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- Design of cloud IaaS / SaaS / PaaS infrastructure.
Software and product development and deployment on cloud.
Service Exposure Enablement.
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Infrastructure as a service
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Software as a Service
- Product(s) and application(s) evaluation for Cloud.
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Device abstraction and widget realization.
Application store realization.