Service for Business – Use Cases for Cloud Computing

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Whether it’s infrastructure, platform or software as a service, cloud computing can meet businesses’ needs and free them to focus on their own products. 

Infrastructure as a Service

What is IaaS?

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is a type of cloud computing that offers essential compute, storage, and networking resources on-demand, on a pay-as-you-go basis. It can come in two forms. Cloud computing service providers manage the infrastructure, while businesses purchase, install, configure, and manage their own software. However, infrastructure as a service can also come in the form of managed services, whereby the infrastructure, installations and configurations are all maintained and managed by the provider. 

Benefits of IaaS

  • Reduces capital expenditures and optimises costs.

  • Increases scale and performance of IT workloads.

  • Increases stability, reliability, and supportability.

  • Enhances business continuity and disaster recovery.

  • Improves security.

  • Helps innovation and gets new apps to users faster.

Migrating an organisation’s infrastructure to an IaaS solution would help reduce the maintenance of on-premises data centres. Allowing companies to save money on hardware costs, and gain real-time insights. IaaS gives businesses the flexibility to scale their IT resources up and down depending on demand. They aid the provision of new applications and increase the reliability of the underlying infrastructure. IaaS allows companies to bypass the cost and complexities of buying and managing physical servers and datacentre infrastructure. Each resource is offered separately as a service component, and resources are only paid for as long as they are required. 

A cloud computing service provider such as Opis Cloud could manage the computing, freeing businesses to focus on software.

Platform as a Service

What is PaaS?

PaaS is similar to IaaS, as it includes infrastructure but it also involves middleware such as; development tools, business intelligence (BI) services, and database management systems. PaaS is designed to support the complete web application lifecycle: building, testing, deploying, managing, and updating. You purchase the resources you need from a cloud service provider on a pay-as-you-go basis and access them over a secure Internet connection. You manage the applications and services you develop, and the cloud service provider typically manages everything else.

Benefits of PaaS

  • Helps reduce coding time.

  • Add development capabilities without adding staff.

  • Develop for multiple platforms—including mobile—more easily.

  • Use sophisticated tools affordably.

  • Support geographically distributed development teams.

  • Efficiently manage the application lifecycle.

Platform as a service (PaaS) is a complete development and deployment environment in the cloud, with resources that enable delivery on everything from simple cloud-based apps to sophisticated, cloud-enabled enterprise applications.

PaaS allows you to avoid the expense and complexity of buying and managing software licences, the underlying application infrastructure and middleware, container orchestrators, or development tools and other resources. 

All servers, storage, and networking could be managed by Opis Cloud, allowing developers to focus on managing their applications.

Software as a Service

What is SaaS?

Software as a service (SaaS) allows users to connect to and use cloud-based apps over the Internet. It provides a complete software solution for purchase on a pay-as-you-go basis from a cloud service provider. Common examples are emails, and calendars. 

Benefits of SaaS

  • Gain access to sophisticated applications.

  • Pay only for what you use.

  • Use free client software.

  • Mobilise your workforce easily.

  • Improved application accessibility. 

If a business already has an on-premises infrastructure, it may only need certain software or applications to meet specific business needs. Or, alternatively, they may feel like they don’t need infrastructure. In either case, a SaaS solution would be the best choice. With it, companies simply pay for user licences by entrusting experts with hosting and hardware maintenance.

Opis Cloud as a Service 

Decentralised cloud computing is not only a cheaper alternative to centralised cloud computing but also much more economically friendly. We can provide IaaS and PaaS at a fraction of the cost and with a much more efficient return. 

To learn more about the Opis Cloud app, click here.

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