Cloud-based solutions (or the short word "cloud") mean the delivery of convenient network access to computing power and resources (server, program, database, application, storage, etc.) on a remote server on demand. On a pay-per-use basis, you can access the creation of virtual servers (with a certain amount of memory, the type of software required, the network and other various on-demand services)
There are three types of cloud systems:
IaaS: Infrastructure as a service lets you lease storage, networks, virtual machines, servers and more from cloud service providers such as AWS (Amazon Web Services), Google Cloud, Azure and more.
PaaS: Platform as a Service provides you with "space" to create, deliver, test, and manage various programs. This way, you can focus on software development instead of creating and managing basic infrastructure.
SaaS: Software as a service is about delivering cloud software solutions. The cloud provider deploys the application as well as the infrastructure. Example,
Dropbox is a well-known cloud file repository.
Evernote is a handy notebook in the cloud.
Google Photo is a free digital photo application
Unisender, Smartresponder is a cloud based e-mail distribution system.
Prezi - create presentations in the cloud without having to copy to a flash drive
Todoist, Any-DO - personal scheduling of tasks and time.
Uberconference is a webinar room.
Toggl.com - Task Tracking and more.
Cloud services are stored on external servers owned by someone else. Customers can access these services online. For example, instead of hosting the software on a physical server in your datacenter, you pay to host and get a set of extras at one of the cloud providers.
The 'cloud' component means that software is hosted and often supported on an external virtual (cloud) server.
Engaging with a managed cloud service provider means that instead of maintaining servers in your own or rented premises by your own or hired employees, you are hiring a professional team to work on creating and optimizing your cloud infrastructure. This is often referred to as DevOps as a service
Cloud computing can be useful for your business for the following reasons:
Scalable storage of data
Easier and cheaper service
Eliminates disaster recovery issues
Business continuity is guaranteed
Rapid border extension
Access extra resources when needed for fast scaling
Cloud storage is an online repository of your data available over the network. You can manage, maintain, back up and organize your data remotely, instead of maintaining a local data center.
The cost of cloud storage and computing can vary widely. It depends on the amount of computing resources you need daily / monthly, the additional cloud services you plan to use and your maintenance needs. The good news is that most cloud service providers offer very transparent pricing, and you can always use additional cloud cost optimization strategies to reduce costs.
Read our comparison of AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure, the top three cloud providers. All three have unique advantages, and Romexsoft recommends working with AWS.
Romexsoft IT professionals can help you develop and migrate applications to the cloud. Romexsoft also offers round-the-clock technical support to help your business maximize efficiency.