Cloud Computing and Infrastructure

Cloud computing is the delivery of various hardware and software services over the internet through remote servers. These servers are busy storing, managing, and processing data that enables users to expand or upgrade their infrastructure and retrieve files on demand.

The capabilities and breadth of the cloud are enormous. The IT industry broke it into three categories to help better define use cases.

a) Software as a Service (SaaS) – software is owned, delivered, and managed remotely by one or more providers. To start, Software-as-a-Service, or SaaS, is a popular way of accessing and paying for software. Instead of installing software on your own servers, SaaS companies enable you to rent software that’s hosted, this is typically the case for a monthly or yearly subscription fee. More and more CRM, marketing, and finance-related tools use SaaS business intelligence and technology, and even Adobe’s Creative Suite has adopted the model.

b) Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) – compute resources, complemented by storage and networking capabilities are owned and hosted by providers and available to customers on-demand.

c) Platform as a Service (PaaS) – the broad collection of application infrastructure (middleware) services. These services include application platform, integration, business process management, and database services.

These challenges of cloud computing are not merely roadblocks to overcome. By understanding them and their nature in relation to the world of modern business, I-RAY IT Solutions team present great opportunities for organizational growth and evolution.