What is Cloud Computing
The internet, also known as “The Cloud”, makes it easy for businesses to access computing services such as databases, software, storage, analytics, etc., instead of using your computer’s hard drive or having massive data centers and servers in-house. By migrating to cloud services companies are able to save on infrastructure costs. Additionally, companies have the flexibility of buying as much or as little cloud space as is needed and when its needed.
Benefits of Cloud Computing
Cloud computing is gaining popularity and businesses of all sizes are seizing the opportunity to use cloud services for the following reasons:
- Cost Saving – The cost of setting up, running and maintaining data centers on the premise can become expensive quickly. In addition to buying servers, the maintenance costs of providing power 24/7 for running the servers and ensuring the temperature remains cool inside the server room can quickly cut into a business’s profit margin
- Speed – With the flexibility of having as much or as little space as needed on a cloud server, enterprises can easily adopt new technologies and deploy them in minutes. Transforming businesses becomes easier than before, as you now have the option for utilizing advancements in technology such as IoT, RPA, etc., without worrying about the capacity of your infrastructure.
- Dependable – Backing up data is much easier when you store everything on a cloud. If a problem should occur, recovery can be easily executed to ensure a seamless continuation of business.
- Global Access – By migrating to a cloud you can increase or decrease cloud services for each geographic location without worrying about capacity, bandwidth, storage, etc. With just a few clicks, it has never been easier or faster.
Cloud Computing Services
Depending on the needs of your business you can choose from the three major cloud computing services. You can choose one or stack one on top of the other. The three services are:
Software as a Service (SaaS)
When you opt for SaaS, software is delivered over the internet, typically on a subscription basis. Under the SaaS model, enterprises do not need to worry about maintenance, security or infrastructure, as it will all be taken care of by the cloud service provider. Webmail is an example of software provided over the internet.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
The biggest capital expense for a company is infrastructure. With IaaS you can rent server space, storage, etc., from a cloud provider. With flexible payment options, you can scale up or down depending on the needs of your business.
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
PaaS is the perfect solution for businesses undergoing development and testing of new software applications. When a new web or mobile app is created, worries of inadequate infrastructure, such as servers, storage space, databases, etc. is eliminated.
Red BixBite specializes in providing cloud computing services for businesses of all sizes and any industry. Our team of experts can help you migrate your business seamlessly on to a cloud so that you can continue day to day operations without any downtime.