If you have contracted for cloud computing services, your service falls under one of these categories: Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, or Infrastructure as a Service. Abbreviated, these are SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS respectively, and are the three parts of the “cloud computing stack” or the various models of cloud services available.
If you aren’t clear about these terms, you aren’t alone. Though nearly half of all businesses utilize some form of cloud computing, few can define the cloud, and even fewer can identify which of the service models listed here they employ. Here is your guide to understanding what’s available from the cloud to your business. Continue Reading
Cloud-based apps are a must-have these days. Every business from your news channel to your bank to your video streaming service offers robust, highly functional mobile apps for customers to take advantage of while on-the-go. But providing enterprise-level security is more difficult in the cloud. How can you endow your apps with the top-notch security you and your customers require? Continue Reading
We are pleased to announce that we have joined forces with Datameer for helping business managers to get started with big data in a high performance, secure, and scalable environment, without needing to wait for IT to deploy an enterprise-wide solution.
Our Full Metal Cloud provides a high performance Hadoop environment which accelerates Datameer. Working on terabytes of data is just as easy as building a spreadsheet on your laptop. That’s why Datameer on our Full Metal provides a fast deployment, at a click of a button: you can get an entire big data analytics stack deployed, configured and ready to crunch data in less than 20 minutes. Continue Reading
When it comes to SaaS, there are the early adopters and those who need some more convincing. There are plenty in the construction industry who still view SaaS with suspicion, preferring to keep their information on premise and behind their firewall.
“SaaS businesses need to show construction people that they offer a secure, reliable, scalable, and – above all – cost-effective alternative to in-house IT,” he says. Continue Reading
The cloud has existed for a number of years now and the benefits – flexibility, scalability, no CAPEX – are clear for all to see. Yet not everyone is a cloud-believer and there are some who still stick rigidly to an on-premise model. Why is this and what can be done to help make people realise the benefits of cloud for software, platform and infrastructure? Continue Reading