What is Cloud Computing?
- Cloud computing is using the Internet to deliver hardware and software services instead of keeping physical hardware and software at your office. Cloud computing delivers hardware and software over the Internet.
- Cloud computing users access hardware and software over the Internet from any location on the globe and from any computing device (mobile phone, tablet, laptop and desktop)
- All devices are synced through the cloud and information is saved and updated real time across all devices simultaneously!
Types of Cloud Services Available
- Data Storage – Cloud storage is a model of data storage in which the digital data is stored in logical pools, the physical storage spans multiple servers (and often locations), and the physical environment is typically owned and managed by a hosting company
- Data Back Up – Copying and archiving of computer data so it may be used to restore the original after a data loss event (Read More)
- Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) – Hardware is provided by an external provider and managed for you. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is an instant computing infrastructure, provisioned and managed over the Internet. Quickly scale up and down with demand, and pay only for what you use. IaaS helps you avoid the expense and complexity of buying and managing your own physical servers and other datacenter infrastructure. Each resource is offered as a separate service component, and you only need to rent a particular one for as long as you need it.
- Platform as a Service (PaaS) – Platform as a service (PaaS) is a complete operating system deployment environment in the cloud, with resources that enable you to access everything from simple cloud-based apps to sophisticated, cloud-enabled enterprise applications. You purchase the resources you need on a pay-as-you-go basis and access them over a secure Internet connection. Like IaaS, PaaS includes infrastructure—servers, storage, and networking—but also middleware, development tools, business intelligence (BI) services, database management systems, and more. PaaS is designed to support the complete web application lifecycle: building, testing, deploying, managing, and updating. PaaS allows you to avoid the expense and complexity of buying and managing software licenses.
- Desktop as a Service (DaaS) / Virtual Desktop Interface (VDI) – Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is a cloud service in which the back-end of a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is hosted by a cloud service provider. DaaS architecture and the service is purchased on a subscription basis. In the DaaS delivery model, the service provider manages the back-end responsibilities of data storage, backup, security and upgrades. Typically, the customer’s personal data is copied to and from the virtual desktop during logon/logoff and access to the desktop is device, location and network independent. While the provider handles all the back-end infrastructure costs and maintenance, customers usually manage their own desktop images, applications and security, unless those desktop management services are part of the subscription.
- Software as a Service (SaaS) – Software as a service (SaaS) is a software distribution model in which a third-party provider hosts applications and makes them available to customers over the Internet. SaaS removes the need for organizations to install and run applications on their own computers or in their own data centers. This eliminates the expense of hardware acquisition, provisioning and maintenance, as well as software licensing, installation and support. Other benefits of the SaaS model include:
- Flexible payments: Rather than purchasing software to install, or additional hardware to support it, customers subscribe to a SaaS offering. Generally, they pay for this service on a monthly basis using a pay-as-you-go model. Transitioning costs to a recurring operating expense allows many businesses to exercise better and more predictable budgeting. Users can also terminate SaaS offerings at any time to stop those recurring costs.
- Scalable usage: Cloud services like SaaS offer high scalability, which gives customers the option to access more, or fewer, services or features on-demand
The Benefits of Using Cloud Services
- Business Agility:
- If you’re interested in spending more of your time focused on your Business Strategy and Revenue Generating Activities, instead of being limited by your current technology you may find it extremely relevant to discuss the virtues of turning your business’s technology needs over to ProCloud360’s Managed Service.
- Reduced Capital Expenditures:
- Minimizing Capital and Operational Expenses is Essential for Small to Medium-Sized Businesses. When you move to Our ProCloud360 Services your business will be moving from Large, Upfront Capital Expenditures to Small Monthly Payments.
- If your business has peak seasons or you bring on seasonal employees, Cloud Computing is a Great Way For You to Meet Your Seasonal Demands without purchasing hardware and software that will go unused during the slower times of the year.
- Anywhere Access:
- One of the Major Benefits of Cloud Computing is having access to your computing resources, regardless of where you are. You Can Access Our Cloud Services as long as you have Access to the Internet.