Cloud computing has revolutionized the way companies use technology. It enables organizations of all sizes to keep up with consumer demand, and help smaller companies compete with larger enterprises.
Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cloud services made remote working a possibility for many companies. Migrating to a cloud solution can offer many possibilities, but what does a Cloud Service Delivery model do and how do you find the right one for you?
CLOUD DELIVERY MODELS
1). Software as a Service (SaaS)
This is the top layer of the cloud. The end-users experience the applications on-demand over the internet. The cloud provides access to many applications for development, deployment, and performing other useful tasks like working on Excel, Word online, Email, ERP tools, etc.
2). Network as a Service (NaaS)
Cloud allows you to configure, manage and develop a networking environment for your application. Here, you can deploy your application in the Virtual private or public cloud. You can set your subnet groups, perform masking, generate static IP, manage domain name systems, and add to or remove security groups for all networking layers you need like HTTP, HTTPs, FTP, sFTP, etc.
3). Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Cloud provides a platform for writing, configuring, and deploying your code directly. You don’t have to worry about the machine. Cloud will automatically manage your device, no matter which language.
For example, however your code is written, (i.e node.js, PHP or Python) you just select the right one, and you are ready to deploy to host your website.
4). Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
This is the most advanced feature cloud offers. IaaS facilitates machine resources in the cloud. You can configure your machine according to your needs from the vast marketplace.
You can also select machine image type from Ubuntu, Amazon, Microsoft etc., and can add CPU in batch or parallel to fulfil your utilisation. You can choose solid-state device memory (SSD) or HDD based on your data input-output speed.
5). Storage as a Service
Cloud offers storage services for your application. Anyone can buy from a small figure of 5GB to terabytes of storage on the cloud from service providers. It will also provide the type of storage you want to buy like a disk, SSD, IOPS SSD, and HDD.
6). Testing as a Service
Many software, infrastructure, and other testing tools are now available in the cloud, such as Blazemeter, LoadStorm, Jenkins Dev, etc.
WHAT DOES THE CLOUD OFFER?
Cloud offers robust services that are managed by your provider. It is designed to help you set your priority tasks and enhance your business.
It provides tools for development, management, CRM, security and more. For databases, the cloud offers incredible services like backup and recovery, snapshot service, and replication functionalities. It also offers a mechanism for migration services.
HOW DO YOU SECURE YOUR CLOUD SERVICES?
SaaS providers are responsible for the security of their cloud services. This is another benefit to your business as you don’t have to worry about any security vulnerabilities.
Each model offers different functionality, yet is designed for your business to get the most out of these services.
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