The cloud has turned out to be a complete game changer for the way people compute. For any business, this can offer opportunities that would not be possible without cloud computing. This week, we take a look at the different types of cloud computing with an eye toward how small businesses can gain value from choosing them.
Software as a Service
Software as a Service is the most utilized of the cloud computing platforms. SaaS is effectively software programs and storage hosted in a data center. Individual licenses are purchased as a monthly subscription. The underlying technology is handled by the provider, which eliminates the need for dedicated management on your end.
Platform as a Service
PaaS is a cloud option that provides small businesses with a complete development and deployment environment for their applications. With PaaS, small businesses can develop, test, and deploy their applications without the need to manage the underlying infrastructure.
Infrastructure as a Service
IaaS is another cloud option that provides small businesses with virtualized computing resources over the Internet. With IaaS, small businesses can leverage powerful computing infrastructure without the need to invest in physical servers and hardware. This cloud option allows businesses to scale the infrastructure their business needs at any time.
Hybrid cloud is a cloud option that combines both public and private cloud environments. Small businesses can leverage the flexibility and scalability of public cloud services while maintaining control over sensitive data and critical applications in a private cloud environment. Hybrid cloud solutions allow small businesses to optimize costs, enhance security, and ensure compliance with industry regulations. This cloud option is ideal for businesses with an array of workload demands and specific data security requirements.
The cloud is undeniably one of the best tools that a business can use to cut costs while getting the computing they need. To learn how it fits in, give us a call today at (646) 741-1166.