Servers and Cloud Computing

What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is a comprehensive solution that delivers IT as a service. Computers in the cloud are configured to work together and the various applications use the collective computing power as if they are running on a single system.

Cloud computing categories

Cloud computing usually is classified in three categories: SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. However, as the cloud matures, the distinction among these is being eroded.

SaaS: Software as a Service

SaaS is software that is centrally hosted and managed for the end customer. It usually is based on a multitenant architecture—a single version of the application is used for all customers. It can be scaled out to multiple instances to ensure the best performance in all locations.

PaaS: Platform as a Service

With PaaS, you deploy your application into an application-hosting environment provided by the cloud service vendor. The developer provides the application, and the PaaS vendor provides the ability to deploy and run it. This frees up developers from infrastructure management, allowing them to focus strictly on development.

IaaS: Infrastructure as a Service

The capability provided to the consumer is to provision processing, storage, networks and other fundamental computing resources where the consumer is able to deploy and run arbitrary software, which can include operating systems and applications.

Business Benefits

  • Faster time to market: No need to worry about the underlying infrastructure or platform and only focus on developing the functionality of your business application it can be completed in a fraction of the time, thus reducing your time to market.
  • Reduced costs: Pay for what you use results in reduction of upfront costs (Pay-as-you-grow model).
  • Increased scalability: Additional server capacity available as your business grows - customer base,application usage etc.
  • More flexibility and creativity: Quick deployment of applications to the Azure platform (no downtime), encouraging creativity and functionality to the applications developed.
  • Learn how to streamline operations: Synchronise financial and operational strategy

Key features

  • Bigger, Faster, and more agile
  • Easy deployment of Microsoft enterprise applications
  • Build secure and compliant solutions
  • Hybrid connections
  • Metadata layer structure
  • Data analytics and web application scenarios

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