Learn what the Cloud is, why the Cloud is important to your business, the difference between areas of Cloud application development (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS), the difference between Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud, and more. A key step in the guided journey to the Cloud is Assessment, where we will help you determine if your application is a good fit for the Cloud, define the benefits, develop a Cloud adoption strategy and create a Proof-of-Concept. Aspire will support the development and/or migration of your applications to the Cloud through our Extended Development Center, an extension of your in-house IT team.
A cloud service is any resource that is provided over the Internet. The most common cloud service resources are Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Cloud computing, or in simpler shorthand just "the cloud", also focuses on maximizing the effectiveness of the shared resources. Cloud resources are usually not only shared by multiple users but are also dynamically reallocated per demand.
Proponents claim that cloud computing allows companies to avoid upfront infrastructure costs, and focus on projects that differentiate their businesses instead of on infrastructure. Proponents also claim that cloud computing allows enterprises to get their applications up and running faster, with improved manageability and less maintenance, and enables IT to more rapidly adjust resources to meet fluctuating and unpredictable business demand. Cloud services are the same thing as Web services. However, the term cloud services has been more commonly used as cloud computing has become more pervasive. Users access cloud computing using networked client devices, such as desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones and any Ethernet enabled device such as Home Automation Gadgets. Some of these devices – cloud clients – rely on cloud computing for all or a majority of their applications so as to be essentially useless without it.