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Cloud computing has changed the way businesses are being run. Information Technology has never been so fast, flexible, reliable and affordable. But things happen so quickly in the cloud industry, it’s hard to keep up with the latest trends. How will you make your way through this maze? It’s simple. Just master the basics and you’ll never get lost navigating your way through the cloud. We’ve just released a new eBook called Cloud Computing 101. It’s a crash course that will help you feel more confident about discussing the cloud with your executives, clients, staff or family. Our eBook takes a deep dive into cloud computing and explains the differences between the cloud and traditional IT. It also discusses the different types of cloud services plus the benefits you get from moving to the cloud.

Here’s a sneak preview of what you can expect in our eBook.

1. What is the Cloud?

Everyone calls it the “cloud,” but it should be called “cloud computing.” In short, cloud computing provides businesses with any IT services that are automatically provisioned and can be scaled up or down to suit a company’s specific needs. Cloud services are accessed online and are billed according to the amount of resources used.

2. Can I Choose from Different Cloud Models?

There are four different types of cloud models on the market.

Public Cloud

In this model, services are hosted by a public provider. They are offered to tenants (clients) by subscription and are accessible from anywhere in the world through the Internet.

Private Cloud

In the private cloud model, all services are built for a single organization and usually provided from the company’s intranet.

Hybrid Cloud

In this model, private and public clouds perform distinct functions for the same organization, with data moved between the two environments.

Community Cloud

This is a specific model where services are built for a specific group of organizations that have common computing needs and objectives.

3. What Are the Types of Cloud Services?

While different types of cloud services exist, they can be classified into three main types.

IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service)

This includes storage and compute resources, plus This means virtualizing physical computer hardware to provide processors, memory, storage and network access that people can use as multiple server instances.

PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service)

This includes the infrastructure and tools to develop applications. Customers will access ready-made environments to build their own services for corporate or public use.

SaaS (Software-as-a-Service)

All on-demand applications are part of this category. End-users have direct access to online services like emails, calendars, document co-authoring tools, shared storage and more.

Ready to Learn More?

Read our eBook to find out how cloud services can help both you and your customers. By using simple examples, you’ll be able to identify how cloud services can help the common business modernize its IT processes, save money, plan better budgets, and be more competitive in an agile market.

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