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Getting the Best from Cloud Computing
Cloud computing is the use of a variety of computing concepts to run programs or applications in many connected computers simultaneously. This mainly relies on sharing of resources, which allows companies to save on resources such as time and money to ensure that they focus on the growth, success and expansion of the business.
According to Forbes, cloud computing is picking up steam rapidly. This is mainly because cloud computing has become a big deal such that it is changing the face of information technology in many organizations. There are two type of cloud computing, which are the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS).You have the chance of selecting the cloud computing service that you need depending on the IT needs of your company.
The SaaS cloud service, the hosting provider hosts your applications and date on their storage systems and servers. Users can gain the SaaS application through a web browser and you will have to pay a monthly fee per user. In IaaS, the provider offers physical servers, virtual machines, switching and storage to ensure that you run your applications on a pay-as-you-go basis. You have the responsibility of installing and managing your operating system and the applications as well as virtual machines. The service provider’s maintenance is the management of the infrastructure hardware that the virtual machines and applications run on.
Many companies need a large storage base for important data but many data centers are finding themselves without space for storage. With cloud computing, you have the chance of moving your company’s applications to the infrastructure of a provider, which will save you on costs that you would incur trying to get additional storage space by building additional data centers. With the help of cloud computing, your staff will focus on other projects because they will not spend a lot of time maintaining, managing and troubleshooting company equipment.
Cloud computing will help your company to be responsive to the conditions in the market without spending too much money. Your company’s operations will run more efficiently and effectively and you will be in a position to deliver IT services in a more flexible manner.
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