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October 12, 2012
by Priya

It has always been a drain on IT organizations and budgets to make sure all workers have computers with enough power to do their jobs as well as the correct licensing for software. Any time the company grows it means time and money setting up new workstations for new employees, including the correct software and licensing. The same is true for upgrades or service patches. With the addition of employees who travel the whole process can become an even more time consuming and expensive endeavor.

The solution? Cloud computing.

In a cloud computing model end-users log into a web-based service that houses all the applications they need to do their job. End-user machines no longer need to be the expensive beefy work horses because the cloud servers can do most of the processing. Time to set up replacement or new workstations is greatly reduced because there is little to no software to be installed. This model is very cost effective and attractive to many organizations. In fact, a recent Forrester ForrSight survey shows that 67 percent of large enterprises are using some form of cloud computing, mostly IaaS.

Right now there are three basic service models for cloud computing, software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS).

Software as a Service

This model is sometimes called software-on-demand because software is stored centrally on cloud servers and accessed by users via the internet. This model provides easier administration of patches and updates. It can also provide access to applications from any location that a user has Internet access.

Platform as a Service

When developers need to create or test new applications the unwieldiness and cost of buying the hardware and applications can be detrimental to a project. With PaaS virtual or cloud servers and associated applications are rented and accessed by the development or testing team over the internet.

Infrastructure as a Service

In this model, an organization does not have to purchase or maintain servers, software or other network equipment. They outsource to a service provider who owns the equipment and takes responsibility for maintaining, securing and administering it.

Migrating from a traditional network environment to a cloud server computing model can be complex and even somewhat intimidating. Contact a market-leading Cloud Hosting Solutions Provider that can simplify this multifaceted technology.

About Author
Priya is an expert writer in Cloud Server Hosting, Colocation, cloud server, and vps. Read her blog at Priya Blogz

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