What is Cloud Computing and Why? Cloud Part – 1
Cloud / November 18, 2019

Welcome to Cloud Series. This is the first article in the Cloud Series and aims at explaining what is cloud and its benefits to absolute beginners. Business organizations require plenty of computing resources/IT resources to run their businesses. These resources include servers, storage, network, various software, services, etc which are necessary for setting up and maintaining the business services provided by the organization. IT/Computing Resources examples   For example, consider an organization which provides mobile and web application to serve its customers. To successfully set up and run these service applications, the company needs servers, storage, network, third party services, softwares,  and various other IT resources. These IT resources should be managed effectively and reliably so that the services are always available without causing any inconvenience to the customers.   Traditional Way  Traditionally, the way to get these resources is to buy them or to rent them from different managed service providers.Buying/Renting the resources is an expensive way as the cost for setting up infrastructure, managing the resources and cost for keeping a large number of professionals and the effort required to effectively manage and co-ordinate the resources will be high. For example, an organization needs to buy servers for…

Understanding Cloud Deployment Models. Cloud Part – 2
Cloud , Uncategorized / November 21, 2019

For part 1 of this series visit the following link What is Cloud Computing and Why? Cloud Part – 1   Cloud Deployment Models represent the types of cloud environments used by business organizations depending upon access, ownership, and size. There primarily  4 types of cloud deployment models Public Cloud Private Cloud Hybrid Cloud Community Cloud All these models provide various IT Resources as services Public Cloud A Public cloud is a publically accessible cloud environment. Resources and their maintenance is run by Cloud Service Provider (CSP) for a cost. The services are scalable, flexible and used by multiple organizations. Major Public Cloud Service providers are Amazon, Google, and Microsoft.   Some of the major negatives of public cloud services are Ownership of data rests with the cloud service providers. No exclusive custody. Limited control as a whole of the resources is handled by the service provider. Fear of lack of security. Multiple organizations access services.     Private Cloud A private cloud environment is owned and used exclusively by a single organization. A private cloud enables and organization to provide centralized access to IT resources for different parts/sections/departments of a business organization. Private cloud service models can be broadly divided into…

Understanding Cloud service models IaaS, PaaS and SaaS – Cloud 3
Cloud , Uncategorized / December 3, 2019

You might have heard acronyms like IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, what do they actually mean? what are cloud service models?. This is the third part of the Cloud Series and aims to provide an answer to the above questions. This article will provide you with an overview of cloud service delivery models so that you can choose which service model is best suited for your business application.   Cloud service models Cloud service models are models, based on which pre-packaged combinations of IT resources are delivered to the customer as services, by the cloud service providers(CSP). The three cloud service models following which the services are offered to the customers are Infrastructure as a service(Iaas), Software as a service(Saas), Platform as a service(Paas). Serverless is a cloud service execution model.   Other approaches by which CSPs provide service to the customers are Backend as a Service Backup as a Service Banking as a Service Blockchain as a Service Business Process as a Service Communications as a Service Compliance as a Service Consensus as a Service Container as a Service Crime as a Service Crypto as a Service Data as a Service Database as a Service (DBaaS) Datacenter as a service (DCaaS) Desktop…

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