Technology

A cloud service is any service made available to users on demand via the Internet from a cloud computing provider's servers as opposed to being provided from a company's own on-premises servers. Cloud is a powerful combination of cloud computing, networking, storage, management solutions and business applications that facilitate IT and consumer service.

Cloud computing, being internet based development and use of computer technology, is a paradigm shift in development and deployment of IT services. With cloud computing, details of IT infrastructure, management and control are abstracted from the user.

Our cloud experts understand that cloud computing is nothing more than a new delivery model but one that provides high ROI for customers that use it. Not only does the TCO (total cost of ownership) get reduced, but it enables powerful features like multi-tenancy, constant integration of feedback and ubiquitous access that provide true value for the end-user.

Developers have a tendency to hoard assets, such as code and computers — unless they are given a way to collaborate and be more easily productive thanks to the growing popularity of cloud solutions that enable sharing of development assets and processes.

The cloud, in its early stages, helped fuel the need for speedy software development and updates. Automation technology has also emerged to help keep apps up and running in the cloud and in enterprise data centers. More recently, Linux container technology is now providing an alternative to server virtualization for certain scenarios.