A cloud service provider can provide access to anything from applications to storage, so that companies can avoid owning their own computing infrastructure or data centers.
When a firm uses cloud computing, it can avoid the upfront costs and complexity associated with owning and maintaining its own IT infrastructure, instead of paying for only what it uses when it uses it. By providing the same services to a wide range of customers, cloud-computing providers will be able to realize significant growth of scale. In this article we will discuss about some interesting facts regarding cloud solutions for businesses.
Cloud Computing Services Types
Cloud computing companies offer a broad range of services divided into three basic types:
Cloud service providers provide their users with cloud infrastructures that separate computing capabilities from hardware components, such as by separating:
Central processing units (CPUs) provide processing power
Random Access Memory (RAM) chips provide active memory
GPUs process graphics
Hard drives or datacenters offer data storage
Virtuelization and virtual machines are typically used to achieve this abstraction. IaaS, or infrastructure as a service, provides storage, compute, and networking components to users over the internet. Cloud storage as part of the Internet of Things (IOT) has been a result of this type of cloud service. One example is RackSpace.
A cloud service provider can also use their hardware resources to create cloud platforms, which are online environments where code can be developed or apps can be run. To build a cloud platform involves abstracting the capabilities of a computer from its hardware components-such as when running cloud infrastructure.
In addition to integrating technologies like containerization, orchestration, APIs, routing, security, management, and automation, building a cloud platform also requires additional development levels. To create a navigable online experience, user experience design (UX) is also crucial.
Lastly, a full web application can be offered as a https://www.avenga.com/our-expertise/cloud-services/ – known as SaaS or cloud software. The cloud provider is literally providing customers an online app, so this investment is the highest.
A cloud-native approach can be used to develop cloud software, which combines small, independent, and loosely coupled microservices. This results in a cloud app that can be optimized by the microservice without affecting other microservices that constitute the whole app.
Hyper Text Markup Language 5 (HTML5) is another popular programming language for online apps, mobile apps, and SaaS products. This programming language combines 3 languages to create web apps that can be accessed in a browser:
Web pages are made up of HTML content.
Adds presentation elements to web page content using CSS (Cascading Style Sheets).
Cloud Computing Services Features
According to the perspective of service users, cloud computing services offer the following main features:
The provider hosts and maintains the website. Cloud hosting providers purchase, host, and maintain the necessary hardware and software in their own facilities. As a result, service users avoid the capital expenditures and headache maintenances that they would have if they developed the service on-premise.
Using a web interface for self-service. Through a web interface, users can initiate specific service functions and increase/decrease their service usage levels with little or no interaction with the service provider.
You must pay to use. The amount of service that you use determines how much you pay. When compared to the traditional approach of developing on-site IT capacities geared toward maximum usage scenarios, and then having that capacity underutilized for much of the time, this can result in significant cost savings.
Scalability that is near limitless. Providers of cloud computing services typically have the infrastructure to deliver their services on a massive scale. Users of cloud services can easily accommodate business growth or periodic spikes in service usage.
What you get by moving to the cloud with Avenga
At Avenga, we help you create highly available, scalable, and secure cloud solutions. In addition to following the industry’s best practices, we can guide you with confidence through the selection of vendors and technologies, solution designs, and cloud implementation.
You can move forward confidently with our customized transformation plan
Providing you with a highly elastic, secure, and scalable cloud solution
By avoiding vendor lock-ins, we ensure the system’s interoperability and portability
Using our automation technology, we automate the tedious and time-consuming tasks associated with cloud operations
You can innovate fast and efficiency with our help
Keeping track of your expenses is our priority
Our cloud solutions are multi-regional and multi-available