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Cloud Computing

"Cloud" technology is everywhere, but what is Cloud computing? Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of computational power, database storage, applications, and other IT resources through a services platform via the internet with a pay-as-you-utilize pricing model.

GBS understands the benefits, drawbacks and intricacy hidden in each one. No matter the cloud service - Amazon Web Service (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud their slick videos and online information make it sound simple, when in fact, we know successful cloud migration is complex. GBS has the engineering expertise to ensure your company's journey to cloud computing is thoroughly vetted, planned and implemented.

3 Primary Cloud-based services exist -

  • SaaS - Software-as-a-Service
  • IaaS - Infrastructure-as-a-Service
  • PaaS - Platform-as-a-Service

SaaS is the most commonly recognized cloud offering as millions interact with software hosted on the cloud, and not the platform or infrastructure on which it runs.

IaaS comprises the infrastructure and hardware that powers the cloud. IaaS allows users to rent the infrastructure itself: servers, data center space, and software. The biggest advantage of renting, as opposed to owning, infrastructure is that GBS can scale up the amount of space needed at any time.

PaaS allows developers to create applications, collaborate on projects, and test application functionality without having to purchase or maintain infrastructure. Development platforms can be accessed as long as there is an internet connection, allowing team members to stay connected and keep working.

Cloud computing is a quickly changing area that will undoubtedly play an increasingly important role for businesses of all sizes. But which elements of your IT infrastructure you should move into the cloud, and when, will vary from organization to organization. That’s why you need GBS. Our decades of experience and expertise can help your business save money and become a more efficient engine.