Cloud Services are the future of computing available to you today. Whether you want to use an application in the Cloud, create a hybrid Cloud environment or migrate your computing to the Cloud, LAN Systems has a solution for you. Below are a few of the most common examples of today’s Cloud services. You can mix and match them in many ways to provide the most efficient and economical solutions for your company. With so much opportunity, the hard part can be deciding where the cloud can provide the greatest benefits.
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SaaS – Software as a Service
Many companies start with moving some applications to the Cloud using the SaaS model. Cloud services for hosted email and business productivity suites like Office 365 provide power and flexibility that is very affordable. Most often using a Cloud application costs less than maintaining on your own hardware.
PaaS – Platform as a Service
Size—of your service, budget, or staff—does not limit IT when the platform for custom Cloud services is as readily available and broadly deployable as the web. With Platform as a Service (PaaS), you can develop new applications or services in the cloud that do not depend on a specific platform to run, and you can make them widely available to users through the Internet. PaaS delivers cloud-based application development tools, in addition to services for testing, deploying, collaborating on, hosting, and maintaining applications.
You can also use PaaS to create multi-tenant applications—that is, services accessed by many users simultaneously. The open architecture of PaaS can support integration with legacy applications and interoperability with on-site systems—important considerations, because government operates in a mixed IT world. Interoperability gives you the flexibility to take advantage of cloud benefits while retaining data and applications on site as needed.
IaaS – Infrastructure as a Service
On-demand data centers—also known as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)—provide compute power, memory, and storage, typically priced per hour, based on resource consumption. You pay only for what you use, and the service provides all the capacity you need, but you’re responsible for monitoring, managing, and patching your on-demand infrastructure. The biggest advantage of IaaS is that it offers a cloud-based data center without requiring you to install new equipment or to wait for the hardware procurement process—which means you can get IT resources that otherwise might not be available.