Cloud Computing has evolved dramatically over the past few years. But following definition is still the best explanation of the cloud. According to NIST:
Cloud Computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a 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.
Cloud Computing has become an important part of every organization. Forward thinking organizations are utilizing some if not most of the features of cloud computing in some shape of form today. As the cloud model matures, organizations are using cloud in different ways. We can help you with Software as a Service (SaaS), Data as a Service (DaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). SaaS is one area where companies are seeing benefits for example when they transitioned from a complex back office application to a subscription based model for HCM, CRM or Financial management.
Datasoft can help you with strategy, planning and execution of multiple cloud delivery models based on your needs:
Migrate public facing applications to the cloud for better security, scaling and reliability.
Migrate from Server Based architecture of to utilizing cloud features such as virtualization, simplified management and delivery within your data center to reduce cost.
Co-locate your hardware resources to a partner data center and let them deal with the complexities of software and hardware management; so you can concentrate on enhancing your application.
Sometimes organizations don't want or are unable to migrate to cloud. In those scenarios they can still benefit from cloud by using a hybrid appraoch where they can migrate some components of their system to the cloud. For example proof of concept projects, application development environments, sanbox environments, upgrade environments, regression testing environment could be configured and used in the cloud on as needed basis.