Cloud computing, often referred to as simply “the cloud,” is the delivery of on-demand computing resources everything from applications to data centers over the Internet on a pay-for-use basis. This shift from traditional computer software models to the Internet has steadily gained momentum over the last 10 years as companies look to streamline business processes and reduce economic burdens. Looking ahead, the next decade of cloud computing promises new ways to collaborate everywhere, through mobile devices, desktops and tablets.
Common Cloud Computing Terms
- Software as a service (SaaS) Cloud-based applications—or software as a service (SaaS)—run on distant computers “in the cloud” that are owned and operated by others and that connect to users’ computers via the Internet and, usually, a web browser.
- Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) Infrastructure as a service provides companies with computing resources including servers, networking, storage, and data center space on a pay-per-use basis.
- Hybrid Cloud A hybrid cloud uses some private local equipment or software combined with the strategic use of public cloud services. We have many clients using this approach.
Public and hybrid cloud solutions include.
- Email Servers
- Web Servers
- File Servers
- Database Servers
- Application Servers
- Backup Solutions
- Linux or Windows Servers
Whatever your need or desire TMD Technology Services can assist with migrating some of or even all of your applications to the cloud. We also have monthly managed IT plans to help manage your cloud or hybrid solutions.