Posted by Oodles Technologies | Last Updated: 25-Jan-14
Cloud computing has already made its mark in this ever changing IT industry and has proved the reason for its sustenance and has made a name for itself and will continue to provide opportunities to reduce cost and enhance services.
Cloud Computing is computing based on the Internet where large number of computers are connected in real time.The expression generally refers to network-based services which are provided by real server hardware,served up by virtual hardware, with software running on one or more real machines. Before Cloud computing came into play, masses were fully dependable on physical computer storage and servers for their programs to run.
However, with the introduction of cloud computing, not only people but business enterprises as well can now access their programs through the cloud.
Cloud computing is rapidly growing in popularity and meeting demands of fairly small business enterprises.
80% companies worldwide are leveraging its benefits in 2013 and rest of 20% will add up in 2014 despite owning single piece of hardware. By the end of 2014 the value of cloud services will boost from $16.5 billion in 2009 to $55.5 billion. Thus the annual growth rate of cloud computing is nearly 5 times to that of IT Services. Thats pretty huge…. Right !!
Foundation of Cloud Computing is not only shared services and shared resources but also On-Demand Self Services. Cloud Computing on a better note allows mid-size companies to lessen their infrastructure cost and and allows to pay more focus on their projects to get their applications running faster with enhanced features and less maintenance to meet fluctuating business demands.
Cloud enables on-demand access to a pool of resources i.e servers, networks, applications, storage and services.
Let’s highlight some of its features to understand what Cloud Computing offers as so many businesses are making the transition to it -
On-Demand Self Service
Extensive Network Access
Consistent and Measured Service
Cloud Computing has already made its mark and is all rage these days and comes into focus just when one thinks about what IT Sector needs without investing in any new infrastructure or training any new personnel or licensing any new software.
Cloud Computing will definitely prevail in years to come and will continues to dominate, thrive and emerge even in 2014 as well.
Cloud Computing offers different kind of services including Platform As a Service (PAAS), Software as a Service (SAAS), Hardware As a Service (HAAS), Infrastructure As a Service (IAAS). Cloud Computing also offers other services like Security, Testing as a Service , Storage , Management , Database, Process, Integration etc.
There are different types of Cloud computing services offered that includes
SaaS serves as the most popular platform consisting of software packages hosted by a public or private network. PaaS comprises of web servers, databases and development tools in a package providing access to the software. IaaS takes into account the remote storage, extended networks and virtual servers. It limits the expenses made over hardware upgradation and maintenance
The longer list will include Storage as a service (STaaS), Security as a service (SECaaS), Data as a service (DaaS), Test environment as a service (TEaaS), Desktop as a service (DaaS) and API as a service (APIaaS).
Despite newer cloud services like database as services and testing as a service, SAAS continues to be no.1 in 2013 with 55% majority respondents when it comes to Cloud Services.
Second popular choice being IaaS with 34% while only 12% of respondents use Datacentre as a service and only 11% use Collaboration as a service.
Cloud computing provides huge benefits for your Business mainly:-
Limited Expenses : It helps companies save money as lesser or negligible expenditure is made on storage , hardware, servers and other infrastructure. It cuts down the necessity to hire for maintenance . It also allows Measured Service i.e to pay only for duration used and plan opted .
Heed to priorities : Cloud Computing allows to pay more attention to the core business rather on to the physical maintenance part. Now priorities can be decided on what demands more urgency without being worried over the technical issues since now applications will be run over the internet.
Enhanced Performance : The most important benefit that Cloud provides is the automatic updation of the softwares and applications. It is distributed in operation and allows to work from off-site locations which increases performance and support.
Security Support : Cloud Computing enforces strong and reliable security options. It prevents unauthorized access and modifications in the data. Cloud assures safe data despite any physical infrastructure failure.
Cloud Computing is a game changer in this mutable IT Industry and has revised the ways of Industry and brought a notable shift in Business Computing ways.
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