Cloud Computing

What is Cloud Computing?

Cloud computing is the use of computing resources that are delivered as a service over a network. Cloud computing entrusts remote services with a user's data, software and computation.


Cloud systems are not to be misunderstood as just another form of resource provisioning infrastructure and in fact, as this report shows, multiple opportunities arise from the principles for cloud infrastructures that will enable further types of applications, reduced development and provisioning time of different services. Cloud computing has particular characteristics that distinguish it from classical resource and service provisioning environments:

1. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
2. Platform as a service (PaaS)
3. Software as a service (SaaS)

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), sometimes referred to as Hardware as a Service (HaaS), manages hosting and develops online environments for users. A good example of IaaS would be Amazon.com. Users utilize the Amazon infrastructure to sell their products, and in doing so avoid the costs associated with running an online platform like that.

Understanding the differences between these types of cloud computing services should Ultimately help you understand if:

1. cloud compting is right for your business at all, and
2. If it is, which type of cloud computing is right for your business.

No matter which segment best fits your needs, consider using remote access tools like TappIn Pro, which allow you to safely and securely conduct cloud computing, from anywhere on any device. 

Platform as a service (PaaS)

Platform as a Service (PaaS) offers a development platform for developers meaning that users write their own code, and the PaaS vendor uploads the code and displays it online. Facebook is an example of one type of a PaaS “social application platform,” in that end-users can write new applications that are made available to other end-users.

 Software as a service (SaaS)
Software as a Service (SaaS) also known as “software on demand” is when you rent software from a vendor who hosts that software on centralized network servers making it available to users over the Internet. Currently this is the most popular cloud computing segment as it allows users to access data from anywhere, in turn giving them more freedom and agility. The most common SaaS applications include services like Google Docs and most customer relationship management (CRM) applications.