Understanding cloud services, the reliability and security they offer is important. The many opportunities provided by cloud platforms like AWS, GCP and Azure make the cloud transformation journey quick, scalable, and much more.
Cloud Services are the ideal way of delivering applications and solutions for companies to extend their cloud infrastructure. Cloud computing is a virtualized pool of resources that is available on demand. When customers plan to attain cloud services, the provider fulfills the requirements through advanced automation.
Most cloud computing services fall into 4 broad areas namely Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), Platform as a service (PaaS), Software as a service (SaaS) and Database as a service (DBaaS). These are commonly referred to as computing stacks as they are built one on top of the other. Knowing what they are and their differences make it easier for you to accomplish your business goals.
IaaS is the first and most basic category of cloud computing services. With IaaS, you can rent IT infrastructure from a cloud provider on a pay-as-you-go basis.
SaaS involves software over the internet on a subscription basis. Cloud providers host and manage the software application and the underlying infrastructure.
This provides an on-demand environment for developing, testing, delivering and managing software applications. Developers can build web and mobile apps without worrying about server infrastructure set up.
Users can access and use a cloud database system without investing in setting up hardware, installation of database software or database management on their own. Cloud providers make your life easier by periodically upgrading backups to ensure your database systems are available and secure 24/7.
Cloud governance is a set of rules you create, monitor, and amend as necessary in order to control costs, improve efficiency, and eliminate security risks. With any cloud platform, some common governance disciplines help inform policies and align toolchains. CloudifyOps will help you structure an organization-wide cloud framework based on the five disciplines of Cloud Governance (endorsed by Microsoft Azure).