Frequently Asked Questions – Cloud Computing Services

 

What is Cloud Computing?

Cloud computing is an Information Technology concept that refers to delivery of computing services over the Internet or cloud storage. A network of shared and remote servers (hosted on the Internet instead of a PC or local server) is used to store, manage and process huge volumes of data, minimizing IT infrastructure costs.

What are the benefits of cloud computing?

Cloud computing simplifies management of multiple tasks through the online approach. With cloud computing, one can create new applications and services, save, back up and recover huge volumes of data, host websites and blogs, deliver Software-On-Demand and analyze data for patterns and predictions.

What are the different service models of cloud computing?

Considered as a stack one above the other, cloud computing model exists in three different categories such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) and Serverless computing.

What is a SaaS model?

Software as a Service (SaaS) is a cloud computing model that enables access to application software and databases, installed and operated by cloud providers, on the cloud infrastructure.

What is a MBaaS model?

Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) is a cloud computing model that helps the web and mobile app developers link their applications to cloud storage and cloud computing services with the Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and custom Software Development Kits (SDKs).

What is a IaaS model?

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) refers to usage of online services that provide high-level APIs that act as key to the underlying network infrastructure. While the cloud infrastructure management lies with cloud providers, a cloud user can have control over Operating Systems (OS), storage and deployed applications with a limited control over select networking components like host firewalls, among others.

What is Platform as a Service (PaaS)?

Platform as a Service (PaaS) provides a development platform for application developers. While cloud providers provide computing platform including toolkit and standards for development along with distribution and payment channels, application developers can utilize the platform to develop and implement their software solutions on the cloud. This way, they can get away with the challenges pertaining to cost and complexity of buying and managing the underlying hardware and software.

How Veritis cloud services work?

Veritis can be a single service provider that not only delivers diverse IT infrastructure options, but can also seamlessly scale and migrate chosen application workloads through its world-class cloud services. Veritis cloud consulting services help organizations transform their IT environment using its best in-class cloud services supported by a team of in-house cloud service specialists, thus increasing organization’s efficiency and productivity.

What is a public cloud?

Public cloud refers to management and operation of cloud services by third-party Cloud Service Providers (CSPs). While the ownership over hardware, software and other related infrastructure lies with CSPs, the user can access services and manage account through a web browser.

What is a private cloud?

Private cloud refers to the management and operation of cloud services at the on-site datacenter. Here, cloud computing resources are used exclusively by a single business or a company. Services and infrastructure solutions are managed on a private network.

What is a Hybrid cloud?

Hybrid cloud is a combination of both public and private clouds. Here, technology plays a key role in moving data and applications between the clouds, thus ensuring higher flexibility and increased scope of deployment.

What are the benefits of public cloud services?

Public cloud saves costs as the basic infrastructure in this model is provided by cloud service provider. In this model, the physical hardware is owned and shared by the third-party provider. Pay-as-you-go scalability, cost effectiveness and increased reliability are some of the key benefits with public cloud.

What are the benefits of Private cloud services?

In the private cloud, infrastructure management lies with the businesses that are operated either on-site or at the service provider’s data center. Private cloud ensures improved security, greater control over the server and flexibility in the form of cloud bursting, among other benefits.

What are the benefits of Hybrid cloud services?

Hybrid cloud ensures increased flexibility and scope for multiple deployment models. This model allows flexibility in adding externally-available public cloud services depending on the requirement.

Why are enterprises adopting cloud computing?

Cloud computing, a internet-based computing methodology, address infrastructure concerns of various firms by allowing application functionalities over the internet unlike the traditional methods that involve physical servers.

Reduced IT expenditure, scalability, business continuity, efficiency in collaboration, flexibility of tasks and access to automatic updates, among others are basic advantages with cloud computing that are wooing enterprises for cloud adoption.

What is the future of cloud computing?

Cloud computing began its journey to abstract physical infrastructure and data centers, and opened avenues for virtual functionality. Now, the next-generation cloud computing aims to abstract virtual infrastructure and operational issues that involve infrastructure management.

Experts predict the software processes to gradually move away from hardware with the growing cloud adoption across industries. Addressing the complexities associated with individual programs, modular software services are expected to step ahead taking the storage capabilities further beyond cloud, among various other benefits.

What is enterprise cloud computing?

Enterprise cloud computing refers to the utilization of cloud computing methodology for gaining competitive advantage both for cost savings and business innovation in terms of unprecedented speed and agility with improved collaboration among business partners and customers.

What is cloud computing competitive advantage?

Cloud computing services offer an advantage to the start-up businesses to enter into the competition by making things possible with a minimum capital expenditure.

As the companies move to small to medium sized level, cloud services help them focus on running businesses rather than worrying about limited IT resources through compute, storage and network options finally getting the product to the market in a less time.

As the enterprises move to mid or large level, cloud helps drive-down costs and increased operational efficiency, flexibility and agility addressing complexities associated with hosting and corporate infrastructure demands.

Who are the best Oracle Cloud Applications consulting providers?

Among various other players in the market, Veritis cloud services support a wide variety of public cloud platforms like Oracle Cloud, Amazon Web Services, among others. Our public cloud services offer you scalability, flexibility and cost efficiency along with quick access to compute, storage and app hosting.

What role cloud computing is playing in the government sector and IT infrastructure automation?

Cloud computing is being deployed across various platforms in the today’s world for faster operations, and government sector is no exception. Government departments across the world are looking at cloud computing as a concept that drives innovation in functioning. Cloud computing is playing a key role under the ‘Government as a Platform’ initiative, helping government departments in their internal functioning, managing budget expenditures, etc. Ability to focus on value-added services remains key for cloud adoption across the government sector. Improving workforce productivity, cut-down costs through efficient energy and resource utilization, enhancing agility and ensuring trusted collaboration are some of the key features that are getting traction to cloud computing in the government sector.

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