Cloud Computing benefits for your business: In the world of technology, it is widespread to hear terms like cloud technology, cloud software, or cloud computing.
Despite old acquaintances, it was only from the mid-2000s that cloud computing has been taking shape and becoming popular among various types of organizations.
The definition of cloud computing is simple: “cloud computing is the use of IT resources such as processing, file storage, database, among others, using the internet.”
For example, some companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and Google have large data centers around the world, and even from a distance, it is possible to use these facilities to host your company’s applications, files, websites, e-commerce platforms, and many others. Services.
This computing model is already a reality and brings many benefits to organizations. Even though we often don’t realize it, we all use cloud applications such as Netflix, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
Difference Between Traditional Computing And Cloud Computing
The cloud differs from a traditional data center in many ways. In a conventional architecture, you will generally need to invest in servers based on peak usage; you will need to get a long-term view of projects and what resources you will need to sustain. These are factors that we often do not have complete control over, which can lead to investments that are not sufficient or even oversized. In addition, there are other concerns to maintaining an adequate level of availability, such as power, cooling, backup, and data protection.
How does cloud computing help us with all these points?
Cloud Benefits For Your Business
- In cloud computing, many of the daily concerns are transferred to the provider, as it will be concerned with providing the necessary power, adequate cooling, redundant internet links, and security control in compliance with regulatory bodies;
- In the cloud computing environment, you don’t need to speculate your computing and storage needs, being able to have an environment that scales vertically (increase in CPU, memory) or horizontally (increase in servers responding to requests);
- You no longer need to invest in data centers and servers; all cloud acquisition is made per service;
- You pay for the use of resources or on demand. We can approach two examples referring to e-commerce: on days of the year when the sales volume increases, it will be necessary to scale the environment and, after the period, it will be required to reduce it again, for this the e-commerce will only pay for the resources consumed at these times. The opposite is also true; if an organization has a commercial schedule, it will not be necessary to maintain the online environment 24×7; being possible to define that it is online only during these periods;
- With the cloud, you can have greater control over backups, failover procedures, and availability of applications and data;
- Your company will not have to overspend on software licenses and renewals. You will be able to take the rights already acquired to the cloud or use the services with the permit already included;
- With the reduction in energy and cooling consumption, the organization also gains in terms of sustainability;
- Environment maintenance costs are passed on to the cloud computing provider, considerably reducing the worry of hardware upgrades;
- The cloud meets the needs of small, medium, and large companies as resources can be planned and scaled as needed;
- Innovations are more accessible, as adopting this technology allows organizations to grow sustainably, offering better quality for their processes and improving the experience for their customers and employees. In addition, you will always be using up-to-date infrastructure and cutting-edge computing resources.
Cloud Service Modalities
We will cover the three primary modalities of cloud computing services.
SaaS – Software As A Service
In this model, the provider offers a cloud product that the provider fully manages. Your concern will be to have an internet link available to access it. There are no concerns about the infrastructure to support the product. This model is old and used even in Gmail or Hotmail accounts.
IaaS – Infrastructure As A Service
Simply, it is possible to move data center resources such as operating systems, network infrastructure, storage, servers, and storage to the cloud.
PaaS – Platform As A Service
PaaS consists of offering as a service all the infrastructure necessary for hosting and implementing hardware and software to support applications over the internet. In a traditional environment, the development team needs to be concerned with the Operating System, storage, network, application, and development IDE, among others. With PaaS, the provider will provide all the necessary structure to support the application, you will only manage the application, and the provider will transparently make the other resources available.
Senior has several solutions in this system, helping your company in the digital transformation. We have, in our catalog, specific cloud services such as Go-To-Cloud and Cloud Environment Management. The first offers a consulting service and assessment of the IT infrastructure, verifying the adherence of the applications to be executed in the cloud – from the initial planning to the effective migration of the workloads to the cloud. The second aims to guarantee the customer’s availability, performance, and best cost/benefit of services.
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