Cloud Computing, an ally to generate savings and streamline the business

Cloud Computing, an ally to generate savings and streamline the business

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

In a simple way we can define “Cloud Computing” as a model to enable a convenient way to access computing resources, seeing them as a set of them. That is, previously we were very square tied to growth of the computing power, which depended on what a computer could offer.

To speak about “Cloud Computing” in addition to the above, it is necessary to bring this capability to a service model that meets five main features:

Service Demand: Self-provision of resources and services.
Infrastructure set to provide “pull” of resources.
Elastic Growth: Increased or decreased required resources , depending on need.
Measurable service capacity.
Access to the network.

Under these features common resources are provided as a service over the network (corporate, private or Internet), users do not need to manage or control the technological infrastructure for the service that you fill in the cloud.

Service models of cloud computing are usually divided into three different parts: Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS).

Just as there are different deployment options: public cloud, private cloud and hybrid clouds.


Cloud computing is not an entirely new phenomenon, however, given the recent technological developments to include features such as grid computing, virtualization and shared services, where issues such as speed, the ability to be implemented rapidly and cost savings make it a unique and different trend.

Because Cloud Computing is based on exchanging and sharing common resources, an organization can benefit from the capabilities of cloud computing efficiently without the need to consume excessive resources.

The basic strategy of Cloud Computing is to enable customers to leverage all possible combinations of models for applications that they decide to put in one of these options, for example, combining public clouds private clouds, and even combine traditional computing models with models of cloud.

Currently, very few providers like ESDS are in a position to offer a broad and deep portfolio of solutions, open and integrated. Which enables integration with products from other vendors of Cloud and enabling companies to leverage this platform, and at the same time use and integrate their legacy systems. While in the cloud, we can put all kinds of applications, not just specific ones, depending on the needs of organizations.

It is worth mentioning that one of the most common questions about cloud models is security, however, today we have technologies and methodologies capable of securing the information in the different layers of the model and according to the highest standards of market security. Protecting from the data directly into the database, identity and access controls in the different layers applied, integration and presentation.

Before deciding on the cloud computing model it is necessary to think about what strategy to locate in the cloud, standardize, how to consolidate and what to leave in the outsourcing model. The incentives to do so, no doubt attractive, are: savings, better organization of both roles as responsibilities, adjusting to local policies and processes, security, among others.

Author : Pravin Ganore | ESDS Software Solution Pvt. Ltd

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