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    Cloud Computing and It’s Services for Businesses

    Business has never been easier – all you need to do is sign up online and you can start working with your team, customers and suppliers from anywhere! The easiest way to get started is by knowing the benefits of cloud computing for business. “Cloud computing is a generic word for anything that entails delivering hosted services across the internet.” 

    How Cloud computing used in business?

    Cloud computing is all around us, as we speak. It has revolutionized the way companies of all sizes are able to take care of their computer needs. Before cloud computing came into the picture, most companies had to rely on the hardware that was in house and maintained by a team of IT professionals. Cloud computing takes this responsibility off your hands and allows you to rent or buy only what you need from a cloud service provider.

    Cloud computing is a popular option for businesses who are looking to save money on their IT budget. With the rise of smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, businesses are realizing that they need more control over the user’s experience, which is why many larger companies are opting for cloud-based storage. Cloud computing allows users to access data from anywhere there is an Internet connection.

    These Cloud Services are divided into four main categories: 

    • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is where you rent IT your infrastructure on a pay-as-you-go basis.
    • Platform as a Service (PaaS) it is more of an on-demand environment concentrating mainly on the developers.
    • Server less computing is where the organization focuses on building app functionality and not on regulating the servers and infrastructure, and 
    • Software as a Service (SaaS) where the cloud providers deliver, host as well as manage the software application on-demand on a subscription basis.

    TYPES OF CLOUD COMPUTING

    PUBLIC CLOUD

    Cloud computing can be understood in 3 ways. Firstly, governing the workloads remotely over the internet in a commercial provider’s data center, also known as the “public cloud” which includes servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and intelligence available over the internet, for example, Microsoft Azure

    In the case of Azure, all the hardware, software and other supporting infrastructure held, maintained, and regulated by the cloud provider. Azure made free or sold on-demand to anyone who wants to use or purchase them, which gives the user the convenience to pay only per usage for the CPU cycles, storage or bandwidth they consume. It saves the customer from the exorbitant costs of purchasing, managing and maintaining the on-premises hardware and application infrastructure.

    Every employee has the access to the application as long as they have the internet. Addressing the security factor, Azure has multi-layered, built-in security controls and unparalleled threat intelligence. According to Microsoft’s official website, Azure can “analyze vast sources including 18 billion Bing web pages, 400 billion emails, 1 billion Windows device updates and 450 billion monthly authentications”.

    PRIVATE COULD

    Secondly, a private cloud is a restrictive network or a data center which provides hosted services to a very restricted number of people, with specific access and permissions environments. It is specifically offered either over the Internet or through a private internal network. The main difference between a private and public cloud is that you are physically controlling the machines, financing for them, and administering all the infrastructure which includes the software that does the immediate deployment and billing of services. 

    Microsoft uses, Azure ExpressRoute to build a private nexus between Azure datacenters and infrastructure on your premises. Azure Virtual Network built on a hybrid infrastructure. It partners with some of the eminent names like Cisco, Gigamon to name some for security, network performance and monitoring requirements. Build some extremely refined, complex and sophisticated network topologies.

    HYBRID CLOUD

    A final way of understanding cloud computing is – Hybrid Cloud. A Hybrid cloud is a solution that consolidates a private cloud with one or more public cloud services, including proprietary software that facilitates communication between each service. This strategy has recently seen growth essentially because it provides greater flexibility, greater control over their sensitive data, and a single plane of management. And the best is, Hybrid architecture eliminates many security risks by restricting the vulnerability of private data to the public cloud. 

    In recent years, Microsoft has made it more manageable and seamless for businesses to connect to their local resources to a public cloud solution. Azure Hybrid Benefit gives the licensing benefit which lets you carry your on-premises Windows Server and SQL Server licenses with active Software Assurance or Linux subscriptions to Azure. Moreover, it saves 5 times more than any other service provider. 

    Cloud computing has gradually grown into the default option. According to Gartner, global spending on cloud services is approaching $260bn from $219.6bn. Microsoft recently made a deal with GE to procure all of the output from its new 37-megawatt wind farm in Ireland for the next 15 years in order to power its cloud data centers. You are free to choose any cloud platform as long as it is the right fit for your organization, but tech giants have an endless parade of exciting as well as new technologies for innovative use.

    Evolvous Limited has comprehensive experience in assisting customers around the globe to leverage the privileges of Cloud Computing. If you need any guidance or would like to discover more, write to us here and we will get back to you.

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