Cloud Transformation & Adoption - Performance when you need it
Faster growth, greater flexibility and shorter response times: Modern cloud solutions, in particular, are now regarded as the drivers within the digital transformation. At the same time, these technological solutions significantly reduce the entry barriers for competitors and enable them to offer their products and services faster and more globally.
But the way to the cloud is not a matter for the IT department alone. Rather cloud migration can only succeed if the reorganization in terms of business, organization and processes and IT architecture is in balance. Therefore, to successfully make the path to the cloud, it is necessary to consider the entire company and all professional departments. This balance is the key to the benefits that the cloud offers and that businesses need to exist in the marketplace.
CLOUD COMPUTING EVERYDAY
Cloud Transformation & Migration describes the change from stationary on-premise solutions to (hybrid) cloud technologies, which primarily provide the company with flexible and needs-based computing services (servers, storage, databases, software or artificial intelligence) via theinternet. At the same time, this kind of data provisioning and processing already offers a multitude of advantages. Depending on the workload the required capacity can be provided dynamically; billing takes place after the actual use (pay-per-use) and also the long-term binding in the kind of rigid licensing conditions is eliminated in the vast majority of cases.
Thanks to the highly flexible and demand-oriented application options of various cloud platforms these advantages are available to companies right from the start and offer immediate added value:
- Demand-oriented use
Short-term adjustment of the case-specific capacity requirements based on the respective requirements and circumstances.
- Exploiting economies of scale
The usage-based pay-per-use model allows users to benefit from the economies of scale of providers and thus lower prices.
With outsourcing, there are no investment costs in own servers or data centers, as only costs for actually used services are incurred.
- Increased productivity
Timely provision of IT resources increases agility and speed which reduces effort in development, testing and other associated costs.
- Global scaling
Applications can be deployed in parallel worldwide and increase global reach in minutes
- Highest security level
High-tech policies, technologies, and controls help to further leverage the security of cloud providers over those of companies, as well as protect their customers' data, apps, and infrastructure from potential threats.
TYPES OF CLOUD COMPUTING
Not all clouds are the same and not every type of cloud computing is suitable for every business. Various models, types and services have been developed to offer the solution that best meets the diverse customer needs.
Public clouds are owned and operated by external cloud service providers, such as Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services. Computing resources, such as servers and storage, are fully provisioned over the Internet. All hardware, software and other supporting infrastructure components are owned and managed by the cloud provider.
In a private cloud, the cloud computing resources are used exclusively by a single company. Private clouds can physically reside in the company's local data center. However, some companies also use the services of external service providers to host their private cloud. Private clouds manage the services and infrastructure components in a private network.
Hybrid clouds are a combination of public clouds and private clouds connected by data sharing and application sharing technologies. The Hybrid Cloud allows data and applications to move between private and public clouds. It provides your business with more flexibility, additional deployment options and helps optimize your existing infrastructure, security and compliance.
SERVICE MODELS OF CLOUD COMPUTING
Most cloud computing services fall into four basic categories: IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), SaaS (Software as a Service), and Serverless Computing. As these categories build on each other, they sometimes become referred to as cloud computing stack.
IaaS, the simplest category of cloud computing services, leverages the IT infrastructure-servers and virtual machines, storage, networking operating systems-of a cloud provider and pays usage-based fees for those services.
PaaS are cloud computing services that provide an on-demand environment for developing, testing, deploying and managing software applications. A PaaS solution simplifies the rapid development of web apps or mobile apps without worrying about setting up or managing the underlying infrastructure of servers, storage, network components and databases needed for development.
SaaS is a method of delivering software applications over the Internet. Deployment is on-demand and usually under subscription. At SaaS software applications and underlying infrastructures are hosted and managed by cloud providers. All maintenance tasks (such as the installation of software upgrades and security patches) are also taken over by the cloud providers.
Serverless computing has some similarities with PaaS and focuses on building app functionality. However, the time required for the continuous administration of the necessary servers and infrastructure is eliminated. The cloud provider handles setup, capacity planning, and server administration. Serverless architectures are highly scalable and event-driven. You use resources only when a particular function is used or when a particular trigger is released.
How does AdEx Solutions help you with the topic of cloud computing?
Our service portfolio includes i.a. the following services:
- Design the cloud scenarios that suit your business and your situation
- Support in choosing the right cloud provider
- Optimization of your service organization for the selected (hybrid