Articles tagged with the cloud
Through cloud computing, businesses no longer need to invest in software or hardware for accessing databases, data storage, servers, networking software and such related resources. With cloud computing, they enjoy faster load speeds and more flexible resources which they can grow and scale with greater ease. And crucially, these are flexible resources that are accessed on a pay-as-you-go basis. As a result, with no up-front investments required, ‘on-demand software’ allows businesses to budget more precisely for the use of state-of-the-art applications as and when they need them. Some blogs ago, we examined the benefits of and differences between the 3 'as-a-service' cloud computing models most popular these days (SaaS, PaaS and IaaS), and outlined how best to determine which might suit these requirements. All well and good. Now, however, let’s put our heads further in the cloud to look at some statistics regarding these as-a-service platforms and evaluate how businesses are faring with them at present and what we can expect from the cloud computing industry going forward.
If your head is in the cloud then it's likely you'll recognize the terms in this blog title, each with that double 'a' in the middle. They refer, of course, to the three major cloud computing models in common use today: Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service and Software as a Service. If your head is not in the cloud but is thinking perhaps it should be, then read on: understanding these models, their capabilities, their pros and their cons are crucial to deciding which format is best for your business. This post will take you through the difference between IaaS, PaaS and SaaS, what each offers, and which areas of your business will factor in determining the most suitable option.