Cloud Computing is often described as a stack, as a response to the broad range of services built on top of one another under the moniker “cloud”. The generally accepted definition of Cloud Computing essentially says that; Cloud Computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. What this means in plain terms is the ability for your end users to utilize parts of bulk resources and that these resources can be acquired quickly and easily. Adaptix Solutions Group can take your organization to the next level with Cloud integration by providing the following:
- On-Demand Self-Service: The ability for an end user to sign up and receive services without the long delays that have characterized traditional IT.
- Broad Network Access: Ability to access the service via standard platforms (Desktop, Laptop, Mobile, etc.).
- Resource Pooling: Resources are pooled across multiple customers, reducing cost for individual customers.
- Rapid Elasticity: Capability can scale to cope with demand peaks and demands of a global user base.
- Measured Service: Billing is metered and delivered as a utility service where customers only pay for what they use.
More than putting and solving puzzles around categorization, Adaptix believes that in order to maximize the benefits that Cloud Computing brings, a solution needs to demonstrate these particular characteristics. The diagram below depicts the Cloud Computing stack – it shows three distinct categories within Cloud Computing: Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service and Software as a Service and the composition of the each category.