Understanding Cloud Computing and 5 Key Advantages

Cloud computing has revolutionised how small, medium, and large enterprises operate.

Arcserve Tape Backup’s whitepaper estimates that the world will store 200 zettabytes, with cloud-based storage solutions making up 100 zettabytes. A zettabyte is a billion terabytes or a trillion gigabytes.

Cloud computing services have evolved so fast that there are four types (and more).

What Are The Four Types of Cloud Computing?

Each subsection of cloud services allows for certain flexibilities for its users.

Software as a Service (SaaS)

SaaS is the service most of us will be accustomed to, where you can access specific software programs from anywhere.

Rather than having large chunks of software on your hard drive, they now live as an internet service.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Rather than a company investing in physical servers, they can now be rented via virtual servers. IaaS also includes storage and networking.

If you’re working with software development as a small company, this will allow your enterprise to be competitive.

Platform as a Service (PaaS)

With the PaaS model, the hosted service provider provides software and a platform to utilize it. Those using PaaS will be developing software.

Serverless or Function as a Service (FaaS)

A confusing name, as it does use a server, but it does provide a service where you don’t need to manage an actual server of your own.

FaaS is excellent for developers who can’t access large, complicated computers or are building some application software (APPs) for a specific device.

FaaS allows them to run the code remotely.

Now, why would you use a cloud-based solution?

Reasons to Use Cloud-Based Solutions

Here are our top five reasons:

Saving Disc Space

Being able to store and rent information off-site means no need to invest in expensive hardware solutions.

Accessible Anywhere

No matter where you are in the world, as long as you have an internet connection, you can log in and work.

This also means accessing larger software packages that, in the past, would have been an issue.

Saving On IT Expertise

If you are a smaller enterprise, you simply can’t afford to hire an entire department to sort up IT issues. With cloud platforms, assistance is budgeted into the monthly plan.

Sharability and Efficient

With cloud base solutions like Google or Microsoft’s Suite, you can collaborate in real-time with documents and spreadsheets.

Feedback and corrections can happen in seconds. According to Forrester’s Rethink Technology In The Age Of The Cloud Worker, these cloud innovations mean that one in four employees are cloud workers.

Ability To Up Service Quality

When you’re able to tap into new expertise from across the globe, it means your actual output will be of a better quality.

If the best developers are across the globe, you can now collaborate with them.

If you want to work with us, here’s how!

Cloud Computing Means We Can Work Together

At Builder.Ai we run everything via a cloud computing system. And we’ll assist you with all your software development needs. Get a free demo – today.