Users are Increasingly using cloud computing to store their information, which is replacing local storage. The business digitization process goes through a series of essential phases, including the use of cloud computing.
BASICS OF CLOUD COMPUTING
Cloud computing offers different functions depending on its use: as software, as a platform or as an infrastructure. Software as a Service (SaaS) is a technology that allows the use of applications without having to purchase any software for it. It is commonly found in the management of calendars, agendas, documents such as Google Apps or remote meetings.
Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a technology that facilitates the management and maintenance of servers, guaranteeing access to the network, data storage and database generation. The best known are Salesforce, Google App Engin or Microsoft Windows Azure.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is a technology that guarantees the provision of a server infrastructure with the aim of optimizing the extension of services. This saves costs when expanding websites, for example, and is used primarily by IT professionals.
In addition to the various services offered by the cloud, cloud computing is also divided according to its working environment. This can be private, public or hybrid.
A private cloud is a space created only for a company or organization and whose objective is to concentrate all data in the same place, maintaining control and centralizing its storage. This model is usually used by large organizations with the capacity to be self-sufficient, optimizing resources and providing services internally.
A public cloud is composed of datacenters that are spread around the world and protected by numerous security measures and systems that offer total availability. In order to optimize resources and energy, this system is shared by thousands of users around the world. Despite what one might think, the public cloud ensures data confidentiality.
A hybrid cloud is a space combines both types of storage in order to spread the investment. Those who opt for this type of cloud do so because they need to guarantee only absolute control over certain applications or information, thanks to the private cloud, and only some control over others, with the public cloud.
BENEFITS OF CLOUD COMPUTING
The promotion of teleworking has increased the use of cloud computing, since it enhances online and collaborative work among the team, in addition to sending documentation immediately. This new model of information storage has a multitude of benefits at a personal and professional level.
ACCESS FROM ANY DEVICE
Access to information from a single point is a thing of the past. Cloud computing guarantees access to documents or information from any device with Internet access such as a tablet, computer or cell phone, ensuring flexibility of movement.
A UNIQUE SPACE WITHOUT LIMITATIONS
Do you have to install a program to access a document? Do you need to update it? With the cloud this is no longer necessary. Cloud computing, in addition to concentrating all your data and documents in the same place, will provide you with the necessary tools for their management, updating their versions whenever it is convenient.
ECONOMIC COST SAVINGS
Purchasing licenses, downloading or installing programs or increasing storage capacity is unnecessary in most cases. For years, companies and individuals have spent large amounts of money buying devices with more and more storage or external devices on which to store information, but the cloud provides all this without a large investment.
OPTIMIZATION OF TIME AND RESOURCES
The investment of human capital is less than with local devices, since in most cases they require very specific and specific knowledge. The working time of tasks to be performed in the cloud is also clearly reduced, since the processes of searching, storing and processing data are optimized.
Until some time ago there was a misconception about cloud computing. Many people thought it was not a reliable place, but gradually this mentality has been changing. In fact, saving files in the cloud provides a number of guarantees in the event of theft, cyber attack, loss of local device memory, etc.