If you’re reading this, you’ve most likely come across at least one of the tech acronyms IaaS, PaaS and SaaS and thought What does that mean? But don’t worry, because everybody who jumps into the world of software and computing has had the same thought.
While we don’t have flying cars or hoverboards as retro imaginings predicted would happen by 2015, businesses today can still experience the magical taste of technological innovation through modern cloud hosting software. These platforms eliminate the need for on-site infrastructure, and remove the hassles of maintenance and management that come with traditional IT strategies by hosting technical operations remotely.
Hoards of companies continue to move their systems from data centers to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and a whole new host of “as-a-Service” acronyms that have recently burst onto the scene. In this blog post Jamon Moore of Revitas outlines the essential elements to have in hand before moving into the cloud.
When the first television shows were made they used one camera to record a theatre play. It was only after some time that the real potential of the television became clear. Cloud Computing without multo-tenant solutions is like a race car without an engine. Making one solution that fits many and installing it once and managing it in one place is the real game changer.
Virtustream Enterprise Cloud is cloud storage software designed to handle complex IT systems and portfolios, to run complex business applications, and provides users with robust integrated security and compliance solutions. The platform is designed to support mission-critical, I/O-intensive apps, provides users with SLAs for guaranteed application performance, and is equipped with comprehensive planning and mitigation services.
PhoenixNAP Secured Cloud is a IaaS software that uses a graphical user interface to enable the rapid creation of virtual machines (VMs). The platform allows users to leverage virtualization technologies from VMWare to convert IT capital expenditures to operational expenses through the proprietary admin portal.
The IBM PureFlex System is a fully integrated Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) system and includes a unified management of compute, storage, networking and virtualization resources. It is available in express, standard and enterprise configurations.
Some pretty great tools have cropped up in recent years which allow non-developers to create online databases for managing their data. Each of the solutions out there have some similarities as well as their own features and pricing models.
Nirvanix offers secure, flexible cloud storage for public, private, and hybrid clouds. We spoke to CEO Scott Genereux about the opportunities and challenges data and cloud hosting of such large volumes and where cloud storage is headed.
vCider Virtual Private Cloud(VPC) is a networking solution that helps companies connect their systems across various regions and providers with a virtual switch.