Cloud computing is the management of numerous technology services over the internet. This type of technology covers areas such as server management, networking, applications storage, databases and software.
Cloud Computing is one of the newer types of technologies introduced to the market in recent times. Businesses have begun incorporating cloud computing into their business plans and are looking at how this method of technology is giving both large and small businesses huge long term savings.
“Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is a type of cloud computing service that offers essential compute, storage, and networking resources on demand, on a pay-as-you-go basis.” (azure.microsoft.com) This is like the basic package for cloud computing services. It involves a physical data centre, network, firewalls/security and server storage.
PaaS is an upgrade from the basic package. According to (azure.microsoft.com) “Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a complete development and deployment environment in the cloud, with resources that enable you to deliver everything from simple cloud-based apps to sophisticated, cloud-enabled enterprise applications.” PaaS package includes operating systems and the inclusion of development tools, database management and development analytics.
When it comes to SaaS, this is the premium of the 3 packages. Azure.microsoft.com describes Software as a Service (SaaS) as something which “allows users to connect to and use cloud-based apps over the Internet. Common examples are email, calendaring, and office tools.” With SaaS, data centres are used to host the infrastructures, servers and the behind the scenes equipment which are needed to allow safe and secure cloud hosting.
Here at Cinco Amor we offer SaaS services. We have privately owned servers located in two secure locations, which means your data is not mixed with data of numerous other users. Your data is secure and easy to manage.
The way forward for technology is online or through the cloud. As consumers are seeking easier and faster ways of working and completing transactions, businesses who refuse or fail to act quickly will unfortunately fall behind. It is the main driver in how we interact with society, from e-commerce, travel and banking. This technology now falls into the operations of most businesses world wide.
Cloud Computing helps promote healthy work life balance. As information is accessible from anywhere in the world. It allows employees the opportunity to work hybrid or remotely. This frees up time to spend with family or do activities which will benefit their mental health.
This is our future and it is where every business owner should be striving to take their business.