Cloud Computing Service Types: Before selecting a type of service in the cloud, it is necessary to know what the following 3 classifications consist of:
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): It is an infrastructure of instant computing and managed through the internet. One of its main features is to avoid additional costs and the complexity of managing servers or data centers, you only need to acquire the features you only need to use. The service provider manages the infrastructure, while the company installs, configures and manages its own software, operating system and applications.
Advantages of IaaS:
Improvements in disaster recovery and business continuity: IaaS provides high availability, continuity and disaster recovery without additional costs while you can access your data.
Stability and reliability: with IaaS there is no need to maintain, update software or hardware, or solve problems inside the team, as the service provider is in charge of the infrastructure.
Adaptation to business conditions: Quick and flexible availability of resources to adapt to the demand increases in applications. Once the situation returns to normal, resources are reduced so as not to invest additional resources.
Platform as a Service (PaaS): The platform as a service (PaaS) is a development environment in the cloud, from simple cloud-based applications to complex business applications enabled for the cloud. A provider of this service provides you with resources through secure access through English. The Platform as a Service is the indicated solution to guarantee the life cycle of web applications: design, testing, implementation, administration and updating. PaaS also includes development tools, database administration, business intelligence services and analysis.
Advantages of PaaS:
Reduction in coding time: PaaS development tools reduce the time spent coding new applications with components of pre-encoded applications.
Modern technological tools: The PaaS service model allows access to organizations and companies of analytical tools and business intelligence.
Development for multiple platforms: Opportunities to develop in various platforms such as: computers, mobile phones and browsers that allow a faster and easier creation of applications.
Software as a Service (SaaS): Software as a service allows the connection and use of cloud-based applications through the Internet. Common situations are email services and collaboration tools such as Microsoft Office 365. SaaS offers the use of an application to users to connect to them through the Internet; The entire software infrastructure and stored data are located in the data center of the supplier company, which is in charge of managing software and hardware maintenance.
Advantages of SaaS:
Premium access to applications: SaaS provides users with applications and systems of great relevance for the competitiveness of their data, resources or strategies, such as ERP and Investment is very accessible while you do not have to worry about the updates and maintenance of the infrastructure.
Free access to cloud solutions: You can run most SaaS applications from the web without downloading or installing special or additional.
Access to data from anywhere: With the information stored in the cloud, users can access it from any device, either mobile or desktop. One of the great advantages is that the information is not lost in case of damage to the computer or cell phone.
Although defining a scenario in the cloud is a task that requires the integral participation of the IT and administrative team, it is important to analyze the amount of internal information, the applied uses, before identifying opportunities for improvement. In the next post we will discuss the tips for selecting an appropriate provider of services in the cloud.