The term cloud computing can be a little daunting, it appears complex, yet it is appearing so much more in the vernacular. The reality is we have all probably used some aspects of cloud computing in our daily lives without realising it.
Whether your business is already fully invested in all aspects of it or just dipping its toe in, as with everything we do, it is our job to make things simple and ensure you have the right approach for your business.
What you need to know
Put simply Cloud Computing is the on-demand availability of computer system resources, it is the delivery of different services over the internet; applications include data storage, servers, databases, and networking.
Provided an electronic device has access to the internet, it has access to the data and software programmes. It removes the emphasis on the device where there is crunching, and processing of data involved.
There are 3 main types of cloud computing, all different, and it depends on what the right solution for your business is:
Software as a service (SAAS)
This is typically a pay as you go or monthly subscription model, where we as the software provider would host the application centrally, providing network-based access to the software; an example maybe Microsoft 365. As a business you would not be responsible for the set up and maintenance of an SAAS application.
Infrastructure as a service (IAAS)
This model is a method of delivering everything from operating systems to servers and storage, through IP based connectivity as an on-demand service. Examples of this model include:
- IBM Cloud
- Microsoft Azure
Platform as a service (PAAS)
Considered the most complex, PAAS is a complete development and deployment environment in the cloud. Resources allow delivery of simple, cloud-based applications right the way through to sophisticated cloud enabled enterprise applications. The resources would be purchased from us on a pay as you go basis and accessed over a secure internet connection.
The type of cloud computing you go for will depend on your business needs, but we can guide you through the options.
Whichever one you choose; you can expect to experience a number of benefits.
At Dalys we have significant experience in the provision of all solutions and will provide help and advice to ensure you select the right approach for your business.
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