Cloud Services – The Next Big Leap

Clod Services or let’s say Cloud Computing is taking over the business processes day by day. This trend is literally sweeping through the IT world by revolutionising the work in the IT market. Cloud Computing has become a smartification process for industries to consolidate their infrastructure and data for easy modularity, exportability, interoperability, extensibility and scalability.

Cloud technologies provide different levels of services such as IaaS (infrastructure as a service), PaaS (platform as a service) and SaaS (software as a service) for efficiency and quality of service on demand. Cloud computing is not new, but the term has been embraced as a way to describe IT service offerings which are untethered from the need to own and maintain the infrastructure which supports them.

Today Cloud Services are helping to create a billion-dollar market, and securing numerous benefits for companies. Suitable systems and solutions are needed if companies are to benefit from greater flexibility, lower costs and enhanced efficiency. As new applications of computing technology are developed and introduced, the applications are often used in ways that their designers never envisioned. New applications, in turn, lead to new demands for even more powerful computing infrastructure.

In this new cloud world, IT services such as computing capacity, backup memory, development environments, application software or entire work environments can be rapidly adapted to meet current requirements in a network-based system, and charged on the basis of actual use. However, cloud computing is not an outsourcing technology, since the business processes continue to operate at the company’s own responsibility.

Cloud computing today is very much like to the burgeoning Internet—a disruptive technology and business model that is primed for explosive growth and rapid transformation. Enterprises currently employ Cloud services in order to improve the scalability of their services and to deal with bursts in resource demands. For Cloud computing to mature, it is required that the services follow standard interfaces. This would enable services to be commoditized and thus, would pave the way for the creation of a market infrastructure for trading in services.

Businessman drawing a Cloud Computing diagram