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Enterprise Cloud Services: Everything You Need to Know

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The booming reputation of cloud computing puts you on the need to be informed on the modern cloud trends. Almost every tech company requires robust computing services for smooth running.

Notably, cloud services have been in high demand as modern businesses struggle to handle the new customer segment that mainly relies on the internet and computers.

Enterprise Cloud Computing

An enterprise cloud is a digital model that virtually provides IT resources. In most cases, the service is charged on a pay-per-use basis. Common resources in these services include data storage, networking infrastructure, virtualization capabilities, processing power, and servers.

What Is the Background?

Cloud computing was preceded by the concept of computer-as-a-service, which dates back to the 60s. At that time, computer bureaus didn’t allow companies to buy time themselves but rented it to them on a mainframe.

With time, the rise of the PC made it more affordable to own a computer. Besides, the increase in data centers availed vast amounts of data, mainly rendering the “time-sharing” services irrelevant.

Nevertheless, the renting of access to computer power kept resurfacing in utility computing, application service providers, and grid computing even in the late 20th century. It was not long that cloud computing took hold with the emergence and increase of hyper-scale cloud computing and software-as-a-service providers.

Benefits of Enterprise Cloud Services

Enterprise cloud technology dates back to 2006, when the first cloud storage service was launched. So far, the service has seen widespread adoption due to the following driving factors.  

● Security- Enterprise organizations are prone to cyber attacks that risk their data security. Any breach would be costly and can cause permanent damage to relationships and reputation. The enterprise cloud helps companies access security tools that enhance control and identity.

● Cost-Effective- The fact that the cloud service is offered on a pay-per-use basis means that companies only pay for what they use. Besides, joining such a service would save you all the up-front costs to develop such infrastructure.

● Innovation and Flexibility- Enterprise cloud computing removes barriers to innovation as it minimizes the amount you would need to test a new service or launch a new product.

● Business Resiliency- The enterprise cloud services provide a disaster recovery solution that enhances business resiliency.  Your business will withstand risks associated with cyberattacks, natural disasters, and service outages with the service.

The Different Types of Enterprise Cloud Services

Most organizations have now adopted the modern way of networking with many more following suit to fit in the digital world. So, if you plan to move your company’s services and applications to the Cloud, you should choose an enterprise that meets your needs.

Below are four standard models with different features, use cases, and advantages.

● The Private Cloud- In private cloud architecture, all the resources are used by only one company. Most of the companies with private infrastructure choose to develop them in-house. Others partner with providers who host the networking infrastructure and the private cloud hardware.

● The Public Cloud- The public cloud services are readily available on the internet and accessible to every subscriber. The main difference with the private service is that the resources are not restricted. The top service providers in the market today include Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

● The Hybrid Cloud- This cloud service combines the private and the public cloud services through cloud orchestration tools that enhance data transfer and communication between the services.

● The Multi-Cloud- It offers services from multiple vendors or providers. The vendors can include private and public clouds such as Google. With multi-cloud, you use a cloud-attached storage solution as a single source for all your operations.

Besides, having multiple choices enhances flexibility as you are free to choose the cloud services provider in terms of performance, cost, security, and features.

Despite cloud computing’s extensive history, it is still at an early stage of adoption. Companies are still in the consideration process to decide on which data to move and when. On the other hand, the vendors are pushing the service to be an agent of digital transformation. Moving to the cloud can help accelerate change and rethink your business processes

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