If you’ve ever browsed Youtube for videos, streamed music online, or even just sent and received e-mails, you’ve used cloud computing services. The cloud has been around us for a long time and it’s only now that we’ve started realizing its full potential.
Now lets move deep in the question: what is cloud computing?
As IT specialists in firms and individual computer users start considering cost and innovation as two aspects for decision of next generation applications, which can save a lot of money by saving End-user’s investment on hardware and software. Here Cloud Computing emerged as an important solution! There are three main services offered in cloud computing.
- Software as a Service
- Platform as a Service
- Infrastructure as a Service
Most of the firms want to adopt Cloud Services but they are not sure from where to begin. Its good to try implementing or experimenting a technology or service which can lower your investments and increase productivity. A company should adopt these services in a particular order or with a specific reason. Here are these three adoption methods explained with reasons.
- Replacing existing collaboration.
- Messaging technologies with cloud collaboration.
- Messaging services provided by multiple cloud vendors in marketplace today.
Let’s take an example . Enterprise A has custom expense management system which currently is hosted on-premise on application server (Java Applications) can be ported to cloud platforms such as Google App Engine for Business taking away the need of huge infrastructure (hardware) , software (database , application server , web server) and maintenance services. Watch this Youtube video: Platform as a Service .
Step 3 : Infrastructure as a Service
These services should be adopted as highest level of maturity of enterprise for Cloud services. These enable the enterprise to do away with on-premise hardware infrastructure with cloud provisioned computing power and storage. These services are offered by leading cloud services providers such as Amazon , Google. Watch this Youtube video: Infrastructure as a Service .