Cloud computing promises the speed, agility and scalability to drive innovation and lower costs, it helps to have a cloud consulting partner .
TBC believes that “Cloud” is one of the disruptive themes that will influence Business and IT in the next 5 years (at least) which will change the way everything operates. Depending on the specific Industry and immediate business needs, we foresee that there will be different categories of Cloud Consumers – Innovators, Early Adopters, Safe Players and Followers.
Cloud computing is a general term used for anything that involves delivering hosted services over the internet. These services have been hugely divided into 3 categories, i.e. Platform-as-a-service (PaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and Software-as-a-service (SaaS). The name 'cloud computing' was derived as it was inspired by the cloud symbol that's frequently used to represent the internet in diagrams and flowcharts. Three distinct characteristics of a cloud service differentiate it from traditional hosting. It's sold on demand, characteristically by the minute or the hour.
Generally, a cloud service is elastic as a user can have as much or as little of a service as he desires at any given time; and the service is fully managed by the provider (the customer only needs a personal computer and access to internet). The things that have enhanced interest in cloud computing are considerable innovations in virtualization and distributed computing, and have enhanced entrée to high speed internet along with a weak economy. A cloud could be public or private. A public cloud is able to sell services to anyone on the internet, while a private cloud is a proprietary network or a data centre that supplies hosted services to a limited number of people. When a service provider makes use of public cloud resources to create his private cloud, the result is called virtual private cloud. Public or private, cloud computing aims to provide simple, scalable entree to computing resources and IT services.