Posted in Articles on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 by Richard Vester - Group Executive Cloud Services Division
Cyberspace, once only the province of intrepid tech explorers, has become the single most important location for businesses. The ever-increasing number of cloud-based solutions have resulted in a complex spread of services across multiple cloud providers who operate in diverse geographies, and many businesses are struggling to get a firm hold on their multi-cloud environments.
Perhaps the most common – and the earliest – cloud computing services are e-mail solutions. From Hotmail and Gmail to Microsoft Outlook, today’s businesses operate their e-mail environments almost exclusively in the cloud.
Document hosting services
Made famous by Google Docs, today every cloud service provider offers different document hosting services. Project management tool have been added to this category, as have services such as Flickr and Picasa for hosting images.
Automatically backing up data to servers spread around the country or world has become a default business practice. Free services like Dropbox have made it common even for personal data, keeping local copies of files on multiple computers synchronised while keeping a copy in the cloud.
Hardware, software, servers, storage and other infrastructure components are increasingly being purchased as IaaS, with many companies no longer investing in their own infrastructure at all. Because IaaS providers also host applications and handle tasks including system maintenance, backup and resiliency planning, it is mainly used for highly scalable resources that can be adjusted on-demand.
Platform-as-a Service (PaaS)
A complete application development and deployment environment, PaaS has made creating and managing applications for companies quicker, easier, and more cost-effective.
Within each category, a multitude of services exist. These are used on a daily basis by various divisions within an organisation, and in many cases, are sourced from different providers. This leaves a confusing and complicated environment for IT to deal with.
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