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How Are Cloud Computing Services Revolutionizing Online Businesses?

16/03/2022

How Are Cloud Computing Services Revolutionizing Online Businesses? 

 

The tech analyst Canalys has reported that cloud infrastructure services in the last quarter of 2021 topped $50 billion for the first time. The pandemic has taught enterprises how important it is to have their computing data, application, and infrastructure accessible for remote work. This has led to a boom in cloud computing services. Businesses globally are accelerating their digital transformation with cloud computing services because of their numerous benefits.

 

What is cloud computing, and What are cloud computing services?

 

Cloud computing can be defined as the delivery of hosted services over the internet. These hosted computing services include servers, networking, storage, software, databases, analytics, and intelligence. With cloud computing, you get benefits such as lower operating costs, more efficient infrastructure, faster innovation, economies of scale, and flexible resources. There are different types of clouds where you can deploy cloud computing services: public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud.

 

Cloud computing services are infrastructures, software, platforms, or technologies that users access through the internet without any additional software downloads. Cloud computing services can be divided into 3 main categories: software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and platform as a service (PaaS) 

 

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) –

 

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is a type of computing service that delivers computing resources from a cloud provider on a pay-as-you-go basis. With IaaS, the user doesn’t need to have an on-premise data center, and IaaS vendors provide servers, storage, network, and virtualization over the internet. These services are provided by hosting them in the cloud, and the business needing the resources rents them from the cloud providers. The resources you need can be purchased as a separate service component for as long as you need them and are charged for the particular use time only. 

 

Benefits of IaaS:

  • Cost-effective- With IaaS, you use computing service on demand and only pay for how much you use on an hourly, monthly, or daily basis. The cost of hardware and on-premise is also reduced because everything is shifted online. The DevTest and Production’s cost of provision is also reduced with IaaS. 
  • Better business continuity and disaster recovery-  In comparison to on-premise systems, IaaS offer better uptime and more disaster recovery options. This is because IaaS has multiple fault domains, geographically distributed locations, built-in redundancy at every layer, and is run by operational experts at a massive scale.
  • Fast-moving- IaaS can provision entire application environments in minutes. IaaS cloud infrastructure can be ramped up in minutes. Hence new products and ideas can be tested rapidly. It can scale in minutes so reports can be run quickly.

 

Platform as a service (PaaS)

 

PaaS is a cloud computing service that offers hardware and an application software platform. An outside service provider manages these services, but the user handles the actual data and application. Programmers and developers mostly use PaaS. With PaaS, a user can develop, run, and manage their applications without building and maintaining an infrastructure that is usually a part of this process. Tools and software that developers need to build applications such as operating systems, middleware, database management, and development tools are also included in PaaS.

 

Benefits Of PaaS:

  • Cuts cost – With PaaS, users can avoid the cost and complexity of software licenses, middleware, application infrastructure, container orchestrators, and other resources. PaaS’s Pay-as-you-go model also allows individuals and organizations to use sophisticated development software, analytics tools, and business intelligence at an affordable price.
  • Manages application lifecycle effectively– Within the integrated environment of PaaS, you get everything you need to support a web application lifecycle: building, testing, deploying, managing, and updating.
  • Time-efficient – PaaS development tools come with pre-coded applications built-in the platform, like directory services, workflow, security features, search, etc. This cuts the time required to code new apps significantly.

 

Software as a service (SaaS)

 

SaaS is a software distribution model in which a third-party provider hosts applications and makes them available to customers through the internet. This cloud computing service is most often marketed to B2B and B2C users. The software provider might host the application and data itself, or they make contact with a cloud provider to host the application. With SaaS, your organization can get an app quickly up and running at a minimal cost.

 

Benefits of SaaS:

  • Access to advanced applications– SaaS makes advanced applications affordable for individuals and organizations that lack resources to buy, deploy and manage such infrastructure and software themselves.
  • Access app data from anywhere– Since the app data is stored in the cloud, it can be accessed globally with an internet-connected device. If a computer or device of the user, this data is not lost because it is stored in the cloud.
  • Organized workforce– The accessibility of SaaS over the internet makes it so that you don’t need to worry about how the app will be deployed on different computers and devices because the server takes care of this. You can also ensure the security of your data without bringing special expertise on board because a carefully chosen service provider will take care of the data security.

How can Focaloid help you with cloud computing?

Focaloid has extensive experience across all major cloud providers that help us incorporate your existing infrastructure with the cloud or build it from scratch. Not only this, we have a proven track record of developing world-class products that help businesses in their digital transformation. Our experienced architects and developers with solid technological expertise and reliable, scalable, and secure products with superior performance are the icing on top for your enterprise.

 

Conclusion

Cloud computing is the future, and there is no better time to get your business into the cloud than now. The 21st century is transitioning digitally, and cloud computing services can help individuals and organizations keep programs, systems, and vital information up and running. The adoption of cloud computing services allows the time and resources to be utilized elsewhere for essential business activities.

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