Cloud computing is a type of network-based service that allows users to store and process data on remote servers. Cloud computing is used in a wide variety of applications, including email, social media and content streaming.
#1 The Types
SaaS (Software as a Service)
Software as a Service (SaaS) is a software distribution model in which an application is hosted by a cloud provider and made available to end users over the internet.
PaaS (Platform as a Service)
The most common type of cloud model, PaaS is software and hardware tools that help users develop their own applications.
IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is a cloud computing model in which enterprises rent or lease servers, storage, and networking capabilities from an external vendor.
#2 Remote networking
If you’ve worked from home since the Covid-19 pandemic you’ve most likely used cloud based tools like Gmail. The very nature of cloud computing means it’s easier than ever for employees across many industries to access their work and effectively collaborate with others whilst working from home.
Although the cloud is susceptible to hacking, it can still provide more safety for sensitive data than an average computer user could ever imagine. Storing your data in the cloud also guarantees it is safe should you ever lose or damage your device.
#4 Hybrid Clouds are the way to go
The Hybrid cloud is a technology that enables enterprises to integrate at least one public cloud with at least one private cloud to create a single, flexible and optimal environment for running business computing workloads.
#5 Convert stress free
Moving to the cloud can be challenging for SMEs. It can be difficult to keep up with rapidly changing technology and hardware issues may arise when you’re relying on your own infrastructure. An IT provider can help make your transition as smooth as possible by managing your deployment and whatever you may require.