Top 4 Cloud Computing Services
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is one of the most popularly used Cloud Services Types. Companies make use of this model in order to facilitate their infrastructure made up of virtual servers, network, operating systems and data storage drives. This allows companies to have a much greater degree of flexibility, reliability and scalability. This also saves considerable CAPEX in that companies do not need to pay upfront for their hardware or infrastructure. IaaS is the perfect solution for smaller companies looking to grow their business as the entire service is fully outsourced, you only need to pay for what you use and available at very cost-effective rates.
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Platform as a service or PaaS solutions are designed by cloud service providers to provide the infrastructure and software framework for businesses, but enable business owners to develop and run applications on their own. Developers are provided with a host of tools that enable them to quickly and efficiently develop applications for their business. The service is also highly flexible and scalable providing ideal support for businesses where multiple developers are collaborating on one project. PaaS solutions also make it easy for developers to integrate existing CRM tools.
Software as a Service (SaaS)
This is probably the most popular cloud computing solution for enterprises and enables businesses to make use of a wide variety of software solutions delivered over the Internet. Businesses can pay for the software using a subscription model or going via the pay-per-use model. SaaS Solutions also prove very handy for CRM integration and applications that require web and mobile access. Since SaaS solutions are managed by the service providers from a central location, businesses have no need to maintain the software.
Functions as a Service (FaaS)
While functions-as-a-service (FaaS) is not widely recognized, people are more familiar with server less computing as a cloud computing model that enables a more hands-off approach to server management and infrastructure decision-making. It takes away the burden from application architects to have to deal with allocation of resources as that can be managed by the cloud services provider. The service is comparatively new and has the potential to be a game-changer for many businesses, as it allows developers to build applications and deploy individual functions of business logic or even an action – without the need to maintain servers. With all server operations hosted externally, it takes the burden away from developers to manage and maintain servers. They can simply focus on application development that results in a drastic improvement in efficiency.
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Top Benefits of Cloud Computing
While cloud computing does come with considerable upfront costs when you are implementing it for the first time, having round-the-clock access to company data can save businesses a lot of time and money in the long run. Businesses also get the flexibility of the pay-as-you-go model provided by cloud computing service providers that enable them to only access features that they are likely to use. Companies can even make use of this flexibility when it comes to their need for data storage space. This results in better scalability and more efficient cost management as companies can make use of extra storage only when they require it. All of these features contribute in one way or the other to result in much lower costs and higher returns for companies.
Many organizations tend to delay the implementation of cloud computing into their infrastructure due to concerns over data security. However, cloud computing service providers often provide businesses with a much higher degree of Cloud Services Security and more granular level of control over security customizations, accessibility and data management compared to on premise. Cloud service providers are acutely aware that the viability of the business model depends on the degree of security that they can provide for businesses the world over. This is why they take security extremely seriously and often implement features and security enhancements at the backend to continuously improve data security. According to recent reports by Rapid Scale, 94% of businesses actually saw their security systems improve drastically after switching to the cloud. 91% of businesses even said that switching to the cloud made it easier for them to meet stringent compliance requirements from the industry and other regulatory bodies. Cloud services management also encrypts data end-to-end, which results in a better degree of security and more peace of mind for businesses. With a high degree of encryption, they have the guarantee that even if hackers breach into the systems they can never use their business data.
Poor quality control and inconsistent reporting can be a real hindrance to business growth. With cloud-based systems, businesses are guaranteed uniform standardization of documents. Since all employees have access to the same version of the document, businesses can get better consistency in data through reduced scope of human error.
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