September 25th, 2019 by admin
The cloud is transforming the way businesses operate, allowing for far more flexibility, efficiency, and better manageability than ever before. Cloud computing gives users on-demand network access with tons of resources that can be made either private to your company or public for whoever wishes to access it. Currently, over 80% of organizations use some form of cloud service, either public or private, with more and more organizations moving to the cloud daily. The benefit of the cloud is vast, and if you're considering moving, you should know what you are moving to.
Cloud computing is comprised of three major service categories: Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Software-as-a-Service, and Platform-as-a-Service; these categories can be further broken down into more specific services such as Workplace-as-a-Service, Desktop-as-a-Service, and so on. Understanding the three significant types can help you know how as-a-service solutions can benefit your organization.
- Infrastructure-as-a-service(IaaS) - the IaaS model offers virtualized computing services over the internet through hosting hardware, software, servers, storage, and other components of an IT infrastructure. By hosting parts of the infrastructure like applications, and handling tasks like resiliency planning and system maintenance backup, this solution allows for scalability and eases the workload for an organization. This model may involve a substantial investment to create and support the cloud infrastructure, but with on-going support, monitoring, and maintenance, it is a solution that pays for itself and more.
- Platform-as-a-Service(PaaS) - This model delivers applications over the internet. Providers hosts hardware and software on their service infrastructure. This frees users from having to install in-house to develop or run a new application. PaaS focuses on specific roles like java development or application hosting. The solution is usually paid for either contractually, subscription-based or pay-per-usage. The use of PaaS significantly benefits businesses by providing enhanced security, secure management interface for API, smarter investment, rapid application management, and deployment, and much more.
- Software-as-a-Service (Saas) - SaaS is typically hosted via the internet and is a distribution model in which a vendor hosts applications that are made available to clients and customer over a secure network. The SaaS delivery models have become increasingly more prevalent due to its ability to support web services and new development techniques, such as AJAX. Benefits of SaaS include global accessibility, seamless collaboration, compatibility, patch management, and better security, and more straightforward deployment.
At MPA Networks, we specialize in the cloud and can provide your organization with a tailored solution to fit the kind of operation you have. Whether you need an entire infrastructure solution or just a hosted platform or secure software management, we have what you need. Contact us today and ask about our new Desktop-as-a-Service solution.
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