Being in the cloud

Cloud Computing has evolved into a robust system and it continues to grow in popularity. Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient and on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources like networks, servers, storage, applications, services and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.

The essential characteristics of cloud computing are:

  1. On-demand with self-service (ease of use)

  2. Broad network access (through Internet)

  3. Resource pooling (economy of scale, high utilization rates)

  4. Rapid elasticity (available resources can grow to match demand)

  5. Measured service (you pay only for the services you use)

As we had already mentioned in our earlier posts, there are three service models of cloud computing.

  1. Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas) - IaaS is a more of a facility given to business offering the storage space in servers, virtual networks and data centers.

  2. Platform as a Service (PaaS) - Delivers a computing platform that includes operating system, database, development tools, web servers etc to allow the development and deployment of customer-created applications.

  3. Software as a Service (SaaS) - Offers applications to work on the cloud. Maintenance, support and hosting is all done by the service provider thus helps in reducing cost and increases flexibility.

To summarize, the key advantages of cloud computing are:

Increased storage capabilities
Reduced cost
Highly automated
More Mobility

If you are interested in experimenting with cloud computing, do get in touch with us. We provide cloud solutions as well consulting services. Contact us for more details.