In today’s business environment, cloud is not an option, but essential. Majority of the decision-makers find it difficult to zero in on the right type of cloud service and unlock the benefits of the cloud computing. A successful cloud-embrace may begin with the knowhow of the network team. For instance, to meet the challenges of cloud connectivity and support hybrid cloud architectures, the network team must build high performing, stable and secure interconnections between corporate data centers and cloud providers.
Different Types of Cloud Computing Services
There are three primary cloud computing services and namely they are—
• PaaS (Platform as a Service) a platform that hosts cloud applications.
• SaaS (Software as a Service) is the most common model of cloud service. Many companies use applications via SaaS. The applications range from useful tools such as customer relationship management to more specific tools like insurance claims adjustment, classroom scheduling, and medical billing management.
• IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) allows an enterprise to run the entire data center application stacks from the operating system up to the application on a service provider’s infrastructure.
Benefits of cloud computing are numerous and they are mobility, flexibility, increased collaborations, quality control, disaster recovery, automatic software updates, competitive edge and much more. The cloud services can also be the key to amped-up security that can be attained by the encryption of data being transmitted over networks. The cloud infrastructure supports virtual services and eliminates the need to purchase and install hardware. Subsequently, businesses can reduce their energy expenditure and improve energy efficiency.