Cloud computing technology uses the internet and remote server to maintain data and various applications of the enterprises. By centralizing storage, memory, processing, and bandwidth, this technology proves as a convenient model for network access.
The 'cloud' which is a virtualization of networks, servers, applications, data storage, and services provides on-demand access for the end-user. The cloud computing services with an on-demand model of network access, a significant reduction in costs, and an increase in storage availability and high automation levels provide flexibility and control of data.
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Further, being highly reliable these services increase mobility for the global workforce by allowing any time, anywhere access to business-critical information.
The cloud computing services offering its clients and users business scalable and tailored services as well as resources ensures that the global business enterprises are well equipped for business continuity disaster recovery. Offered in any of the three types – Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service ( IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS), the cloud computing services provide users with several benefits which include:
- Access to a vast range of applications without the requirement of installation
- Anytime anywhere access to the corporate network
- Huge reduction in expenditure on IT infrastructure
- Scalability for on-demand resources
- Facilitates the instant deployment of new servers
- Availability of a multi-tenant environment
- On-demand Compute and Storage facility
By providing a secure environment, cloud computing solutions are designed to help an organization in maintaining control, building value, and leveraging the power of public and private clouds.