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What Are Cloud Computing Services?

Cloud computing solutions provide the ability to store data and other workloads in remote repositories on the Internet instead of on the business’s own onsite servers and hardware. Third-party providers offer these capabilities at a cost per month, eliminating the requirement to purchase and deploy hardware and manage the infrastructure on site.

SaaS is the most widely used kind of cloud computing available in corporate environments. SaaS applications offer high availability, are simple to access and use on any device running an internet browser. They are usually purchased on a per-seat, or per-user basis, which eliminates the need to buy and install software for each employee, and also provide the hardware required to run it.

PaaS (Platform as a Service) is a cloud computing service that offers application development and deployment on the cloud. It lets developers build applications, test, deploy and manage entire apps all in one location. Examples include Microsoft Azure, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, and Google App Engine.

IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) is another version of cloud computing that offers basic computer infrastructure capabilities like servers, storage for data, and hardware, all in the cloud. This allows businesses to host large applications and platforms without the need to build large physical infrastructures. IaaS providers include DigitalOcean and RackSpace.

Automated software updates: Cloud-based software updates automatically and update themselves, reducing the time it takes for IT departments to conduct an organization-wide manual upgrade of their systems. This can save IT staff and IT budgets from excessive outside IT consulting costs according to PCWorld. Cost Unpredictability: As a result of the pay-as-you go subscription plan and the need to increase the size of resources in order to handle the fluctuating demand for workload it is sometimes difficult for businesses to predict their final cloud costs.

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