Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is a general term for anything that involves delivering hosted services over the Internet.

The traditional business automation using computing infrastructure – like software, hardware and networks have seen a paradigm shift towards minimizing the capital expenditure and gearing towards optimized operational expenses with high level of scalability and usability in the recent years.

In other words, businesses are now moving towards ‘cloud computing’ and needless to say adapting new ways to collaborate everywhere through mobile devices and social media platforms.

The hassles that the traditional business applications and computing platforms offered like installation of a variety of proprietary software, hardware, productivity tools etc that in turn demand a team of experts to maintain them are no more a headache with the advent of the cloud platform. The solution offered by cloud computing to solve the above problems are categorized in the following three ways.

  • SaaS – Software as a Service
  • PaaS – Platform as a Service
  • IaaS – Infrastructure as a Service

Significant innovations in virtualization and distributed computing, as well as improved access to high-speed Internet and a weak economy, have accelerated interest in cloud computing.

Cloud computing technology offers businesses and service providers an array of benefits in terms of elimination of dedicated Infrastructure and maintenance cost associated with it, reduced software licenses and cost, elimination of support costs and upgrades lower the risk of deployment of releases and scalability and integration of different platforms.