Types of Cloud Computing for a Business

Cloud computing is the on-demand availability of computer system resources.  These would specifically include data storage and computing power, without direct active management by the user. That is, all resources will not require any physical spaces, physical servers, on-site networks, software licenses, and other tech-related expenses. Expenses are lowered as it will no longer be necessary to maintain a full IT support crew.  A business along with its subsidiaries and regional offices can be run from anywhere, with an internet connection being the core requirement. 

Three types of Cloud Computing models are SaaS (Software as a Service), IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and PaaS (Platform as a Service). Each come with benefits that could serve the specific requirements of various businesses.  An understanding of these cloud models, evaluation of requirements and finding out how the chosen model can deliver your intended set of workflows will be required to select the apt one for a business/organization. The following is a brief description of the three types of cloud models and their benefits.

SaaS

SaaS or Software as a Service is a model that gives quick access to cloud-based web applications. The vendor controls the entire computing platform that can be accessed with a web browser. Advantage here is all the applications run on the cloud and there will be no need to invest on system infrastructure, servers as well as resources. The only requirement would be to have a paid licensed subscription or a subscription for free with limited access. SaaS does not require any installations or downloads in your existing computing infrastructure. This eliminates the need for installing applications on each of your computers with the maintenance and support taken over by the vendor. Popular examples of SaaS platforms include Google G Suite, Microsoft Office 365, and Dropbox.

IaaS

IaaS or Infrastructure as a Service is a virtual sharing of computing resources over the cloud. An IaaS cloud provider provides the entire range of computing infrastructures such as storage, servers, networking hardware along with maintenance as well as support. Companies can procure computing resources of their requirements. Also, there will not be any necessity to install hardware on office premises.  That is, you can procure computing resources based on your immediate needs or for specific projects. Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute Engine are some well-known IaaS cloud service providers. SGS Technologie is a certified AWS partner.

PaaS

Platform as a Service or PaaS is a cloud base where you can develop, test and organize the different applications for your business.  This is like a virtual office where you or a software development company can do all the work that is related to software development. Investments on tools, systems and office spaces won’t be necessary anywhere. Implementing PaaS simplifies the process of enterprise software development. The virtual runtime environment provided by PaaS gives a favorable space for developing and testing applications. The entire resources offered in the form of servers, storage and networking are manageable either by the company or a platform provider. Google App Engine and AWS Elastic Beanstalk are two typical examples of PaaS. PaaS is also based on subscription and it gives you flexible pricing options depending on your business requirements.

In conclusion, SGS Technologie is an experienced provider of SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS cloud computing services in Florida. Reach out to us by mail, phone or through any of our offices for a quick discussion.


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Types of Cloud Computing for a Business


Cloud computing is the on-demand availability of computer system resources.  These would specifically include data storage and computing power, without direct active management by the user. That is, all resources will not require any physical spaces, physical servers, on-site networks, software licenses, and other tech-related expenses. Expenses are lowered as it will no longer be necessary to maintain a full IT support crew.  A business along with its subsidiaries and regional offices can be run from anywhere, with an internet connection being the core requirement. 

Three types of Cloud Computing models are SaaS (Software as a Service), IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and PaaS (Platform as a Service). Each come with benefits that could serve the specific requirements of various businesses.  An understanding of these cloud models, evaluation of requirements and finding out how the chosen model can deliver your intended set of workflows will be required to select the apt one for a business/organization. The following is a brief description of the three types of cloud models and their benefits.

SaaS

SaaS or Software as a Service is a model that gives quick access to cloud-based web applications. The vendor controls the entire computing platform that can be accessed with a web browser. Advantage here is all the applications run on the cloud and there will be no need to invest on system infrastructure, servers as well as resources. The only requirement would be to have a paid licensed subscription or a subscription for free with limited access. SaaS does not require any installations or downloads in your existing computing infrastructure. This eliminates the need for installing applications on each of your computers with the maintenance and support taken over by the vendor. Popular examples of SaaS platforms include Google G Suite, Microsoft Office 365, and Dropbox.

IaaS

IaaS or Infrastructure as a Service is a virtual sharing of computing resources over the cloud. An IaaS cloud provider provides the entire range of computing infrastructures such as storage, servers, networking hardware along with maintenance as well as support. Companies can procure computing resources of their requirements. Also, there will not be any necessity to install hardware on office premises.  That is, you can procure computing resources based on your immediate needs or for specific projects. Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute Engine are some well-known IaaS cloud service providers. SGS Technologie is a certified AWS partner.

PaaS

Platform as a Service or PaaS is a cloud base where you can develop, test and organize the different applications for your business.  This is like a virtual office where you or a software development company can do all the work that is related to software development. Investments on tools, systems and office spaces won’t be necessary anywhere. Implementing PaaS simplifies the process of enterprise software development. The virtual runtime environment provided by PaaS gives a favorable space for developing and testing applications. The entire resources offered in the form of servers, storage and networking are manageable either by the company or a platform provider. Google App Engine and AWS Elastic Beanstalk are two typical examples of PaaS. PaaS is also based on subscription and it gives you flexible pricing options depending on your business requirements.

In conclusion, SGS Technologie is an experienced provider of SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS cloud computing services in Florida. Reach out to us by mail, phone or through any of our offices for a quick discussion.


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