Many organisations move to the cloud because it’s cost-effective, easier to manage and responsive to changing demands. However if you are unfamiliar with the cloud, you risk becoming baffled by all the acronyms and services available.
Here we summarise the main cloud options to help get you started.
Types of Cloud Computing
SaaS – Software as a Service
Definition: Applications run directly from a web server eliminating the need to install software on your business devices.
PaaS – Platform as a Service
Definition: The server, storage and operating system is supplied by a third party so you can focus on your applications.
IaaS – Infrastructure as a Service
Definition: Access to the physical hardware in a datacentre based on consumption so you only pay for what you use.
Definition: A Cloud provider makes resources available to everyone, over the internet.
Definition: Resources are dedicated to your business through proprietary architecture.
Definition: Host data in the private cloud (or on premise) and public cloud but allow data to flow between the platforms.
PAYG – Pay as you go
Definition: The ‘utility’ payment method often used in cloud computing whereby resources are paid for based on usage.
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