Cloud computing is a diverse field comprising of development platforms, IT infrastructure and software. For professionals engaged in IT, cloud offers a great platform to enhance the existing capacity and capabilities. Various IT components that come under Cloud services are programming languages, software, networking and servers. These are delivered to organizations on demand, generally on a pay-as-you-go or subscription basis.
Cloud computing solutions are usually offered in the form of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS). Cloud service providers (CSPs) specialize in the development of organizations utility type resources, like virtual machines, networking and storage capacity. Cloud platforms are support structures that facilitate the facilitate development environments using pooled and scalable resources. Certain software services also undertake the delivery of applications using a multitenant architecture. Hybrid cloud models enable cloud resources to live both on and off premises, or a combination of both.
Our IaaS, PaaS and SaaS buyer's guides will assist you in evaluating the top cloud computing solutions. We have outlined their key considerations as well as the pros, cons and risks that come along with them. We aim to streamline the overall process of evaluation by providing an unbiased, analytical look to the solutions, so that your organization avails its maximum benefits.