Cloud computing has risen in capability, stability, and efficiency over the last decade to become is a critical component of an organization’s IT Strategy. According to 451 research, 90% of organizations use the cloud in some capacity, and it handles over 60% of IT workloads (up from 45% in 2018).
Clearly the use-cases are there, and the vast majority of companies have made one or more choices to “move to the cloud”. The challenge for many organizations is to rationalize and integrate their cloud platform(s) with their on-premise and data center platforms. Once that data is “out there” on a cloud platform, how does one get at it and use that data for analytics and insights?
“Cloud computing” is actually a set of different but related architectures which use computing power hosted outside an organization’s network with access to that data and computing power delivered “as a service”. There are multiple use-cases of the cloud, offering access at a variety of levels of IT control from user-level access to a software system to administrator access to a server…
- Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) – access to virtual or dedicated computers, networks, and storage at an operating system level
- Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) – cloud infrastructure for backup and disaster recovery purposes
- Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) / “serverless computing” – a portal on which administrators can install functions or modules which are instantiated only as (and as extensively as) needed
- Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) – a component framework on which customized applications can be easily developed and deployed
- Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) – complete application systems which are accessed at a user level via a browser
Contact us today to begin a dialogue about how Innovation Vista can help your organization optimize its use of cloud platforms.