Services made available to users on demand via the Internet from a cloud computing provider’s servers as opposed to being provided from a company’s own on-premises servers. Cloud services are designed to provide easy, scalable access to applications, resources and services, and are fully managed by a cloud services provider. A cloud service can dynamically scale to meet the needs of its users, and because the service provider supplies the hardware and software necessary for the service, there’s no need for a company to provision or deploy its own resources or allocate IT staff to manage the service.
With cloud services, you buy access to cloud computing and cloud storage resources on demand over the network. You procure IT services, not assets, and service provider delivers the services when and where you need them. You pay only for what you use.
The cloud services generally incorporate combination of the following services:
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Hardware resources (such as storage) and computing power (CPU and Memory) are offered as services to customers. This enables businesses to rent these resources rather than spending money to buy dedicated servers and networking equipment. Often companies are billed for their usage following a utility computing model, where usage of resources is metered.
Octaware IaaS offering includes the following through our strategic alliance:
- Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services
- Amazon Web Services
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Octaware PaaS offering includes the following through our strategic alliance:
- Microsoft Azure PaaS Services
- AWS Elastic Beanstalk