Which Cloud To Choose
Cloud Services or Cloud Computing is the delivery of Computing As A Service rather than a physical product. Rather than purchasing, installing, configuring, and running the system on-premise. The program(s) run in a Data Centre which can be accessed securely from pretty much anywhere. But which type of Cloud Service(s) is right for you? Let's take a look at the different types that are available.
Software-As-A-Service (SaaS) are services designed for end user(s), Microsoft 365, Google, Odoo, represent SaaS Cloud Computing.
Platform-As-A-Service (PaaS) is more used in Application Development and for providing SaaS. Windows Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud provide these type of services. PaaS typically offers managed Windows or Linux Systems and can be up and running within minutes. This would mean less time managing and configuring different Operating Systems, and more time in development. One of the trade-off's are that you would not have as much control over the underlying Operating System and Hardware.
Infrastructure-As-A-Service (IaaS) are similar to PaaS, but they offer more control over the operating system. Businesses can use the raw infrastructure to develop, deploy, manage applications on any platform or operating system.
Cloud Hosted Services
Microsoft 365 and Google are among the most popular known in the market. But these services are just a portion of what are available in the market. Some of the other services that are available:
- Hosted Security
- Collaboration Systems
- Mobile Device Management (MDM)
- Storage & Databases
- Management Tools
- User Security & Identity
- Communications, Voice, Messaging, Video
- Backup Services
- Password Management
Finding a trusted provider can be difficult, and you want to work with someone who has knowledge & expertise in deciding which cloud provider product services to go with. Someone who understands the sensitivity of your information, and your business, as well as work with you in developing, creating, implementing, deploying, and ensuring that the model work flow works for you, not against you. Many cloud solutions host their services in other Countries which can provide a legal ramification that many end users are not aware of.
- Have you asked your provider which data center your data is being hosted in and where its location may be?
- Do you know the security measures that are in place around and in the physical data center?
- Are the services growing, developing, and keeping up with todays and tomorrows technology?
These Services are constantly innovating and growing, as well as evolving. One of the benefits of these services is as the system upgrades with new features you will receive these benefits as they are rolled out.
- Is Cloud Services a Strategic Investment Strategy?
- What are the benefits to you?
- Which Cloud Service(s) are right for you?
- Who Can You Trust to Implement Your Cloud Future?
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