Are you ready for digital transformation? Everyone is moving to the cloud. Companies who don’t move now, will quickly be left behind in the digital age. Cloud-based applications and services promise more flexibility, convenience and speed to drive future initiatives. Through 2022, the cloud services industry will have three times the growth of overall IT services. Grind Analytics is here to help refresh your infrastructures, improve productivity and drive business innovation.
Web-based services allow your business to select different web functions and streamline your business processes. Using XML, UDDI open standards and other languages over a protocol backbone, web-based applications integrate with other parts of your business. For example, web-based services can be used for payroll and account processing. These custom services allow you to choose from an assortment of web apps for your business.
Software as a Service:
Software as a Service (SaaS) is the most commonly used area of cloud computing that provides multiple cloud tenants access to a certain application. Office 365 is an example of Microsoft’s suite of Office products in this category.
Infrastructure as a Service:
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) includes the basic necessities for the cloud and offers access to network functions, virtual machines, dedicated hardware and storage space. These technologies serve as the foundation for your business operations, SaaS and other cloud-based services. Windows Azure is a common IaaS provider that enables you to outsource infrastructure like backup and storage space, space needed for testing and more. Azure offers access to virtual networks, service buses, message queues and non-relational storage platforms.
Platform as a service:
Platform as a service (PaaS) includes the hardware and operating systems needed to deploy and manage cloud applications. PaaS helps increase business efficiency without the hassle of managing, planning, procuring and maintaining your cloud-based solution. PaaS and IaaS go hand-in-hand to manage IT infrastructure. Windows Azure cloud services is also a PaaS provider that supports .NET, Node.js, PHP, Python, Java and Ruby. With software development kits and Visual Studio at your disposal, developers can easily create and deploy applications. For storage, developers can choose from a SQL Database, Tables and Blobs.