In step with market needs and rapid technological change, more and more companies are providing their IT solutions in the cloud, or they are on their way to it. The transition to the cloud requires a thorough analysis of IT strategy, infrastructure, and business needs.
To optimize costs and provide the necessary business continuity, it is very important to decide which business processes you want to move to the cloud and when.
Business in the clouds
To take advantage of the cloud platform, it is important that you plan your transition to the cloud in the right way. Without adequate expertise and experience in planning, defining, adopting, testing, migrating, and managing cloud services, this process can be a real challenge.
Positive impact on the budget
One of the main reasons why companies choose the cloud is the savings it makes by using the cloud platform. Large expenses for the purchase of hardware and software and their setup and start-up in on-site data centers are eliminated, as well as the cost of maintaining the server, server room… The advantage is that you pay only what is used for the time you need.
Scalability and flexibility
Business is becoming more flexible because most cloud services are available with a proper subscription in just a few minutes. You can use cloud services (computing power, storage, bandwidth) exactly as much as you need, and the needs can be increased or decreased according to the needs of your business. This means that if you need the services for only a few months, you can use them quickly and easily without buying hardware / software, after which you simply stop paying the subscription and have no additional costs.
On-site data centers require a lot of settings, patches and simply “eat” the time of your IT sector. Doing business in the cloud solves this problem, leaving your IT team time to address significant business goals.
Always upgraded to the latest version
Cloud services are regularly upgraded to the latest generations, allowing you faster and more efficient hardware, reducing network latency for applications, and increasing economies of scale.
Quick and easy support
Types of Cloud Services
IaaS – Infrastructure as a service
Infrastructure as a service is a service where companies rent servers for operation and storage in the cloud. As a service, the user is provided with the possibility of using the computer infrastructure in the form of a virtual platform. They can run any operating system or applications on leased servers without the cost of maintaining and operating those servers.
Serverless computing is an architecture in which code execution is completely managed by a cloud provider, instead of the traditional method of developing applications and their application on servers. This means that developers do not have to worry about managing, securing, and maintaining the server when setting up the code.
PaaS Platform as a service
The platform as a service is a model where an independent provider delivers to users the development cycle and the necessary package of software subsystems needed for software development i.e., hardware and software tools via the Internet. The PaaS provider hosts hardware and software on its own infrastructure.
SaaS Software as a service
Software as a service is a way of delivering applications over the Internet as a service. Instead of installing and maintaining software, you access it over the Internet without having to worry about managing the software and hardware. The software is licensed on a subscription basis and hosted centrally.
Types of Cloud deployment
Public cloud is offered by independent public internet providers, making it available to anyone who wants to use or buy it. They can be free or sold on demand, allowing customers to pay only per usage for CPU cycles, storage, or bandwidth they consume. The provider oversees managing and maintaining the system. The public cloud can be deployed faster than local infrastructure with an almost infinitely scalable platform. Every employee in the company can use the same application from any office or branch using the selected device as long as they can access the Internet. A public cloud can be just as secure as a well-placed Private cloud, if the provider uses appropriate security methods (intrusion detection and prevention system).
Private cloud is a service offered via the Internet or a private internal network and only for selected users. It is also called an internal or corporate cloud. With self-service, scalability and resilience, additional control, and customization available from dedicated resources through a locally hosted computing infrastructure, private cloud provides a higher level of security and privacy through company firewalls and internal hosting to ensure operations and sensitive data are not available to independent providers. At Private Cloud, the company’s IT department is responsible for costs and management responsibility.
Two models of cloud services can be delivered in private cloud: IaaS and PaaS. They can also be combined with the Public cloud hybrid model, which provides users with additional space and increases the possibilities as needs grow.
Hybrid cloud combines an on-premises data center (Private cloud) and Public cloud, allowing data and applications to be shared between them. When the need for work and processing increases beyond the capabilities of the local data center, organizations can use the cloud to instantly increase or decrease capacity to handle excess capacity. It also allows them to avoid the time and expense of purchasing, installing, and maintaining new servers that they may not always need.