Cloud computing, also known in Brazil as cloud computing or cloud computing, is transforming business models and revolutionizing Information Technology (IT) infrastructure. To get an idea of ​​how important the IT market (which includes hardware, software, services and telecommunications) is for the global economy, according to research consultancy IDC, revenues of approximately US$ 3 are expected in 2016, 8 trillion, a significant increase when compared to 2014, which represented US$ 3.7 trillion in the IT area, being able to divide the participation between some regions of the globe:

More and more companies are maturing the idea of ​​going to the cloud, but end up not looking for an adequate model for their business – much more than a trend, this technology is a new reality. Let's look at some details of this new IT industry that is being transformed by cloud computing. Follow!

One of the IT resources is cloud computing.

In constant expansion in Brazil and in the world, Information Technology has been gaining a boost of new resources and tools – cloud computing. It is possible to store all data on online servers, which can be accessed at any time and anywhere in the world, as long as you have an internet connection. This makes it possible for there to be damage with loss of important data if the computer or server has problems.

Cloud computing is a storage method with many advantages for companies, such as easy access, mobility, security, cost reduction with servers and electricity, for example. Also, another great possibility is that you only pay for the space and tools you use. This is the great advantage of Software as a Service (SaaS).

Cloud computing feature

More and more organizations recognize the importance of going to the cloud, but forget to stick to the most appropriate model for use. That is, cloud computing can be composed of five basic characteristics:

  • On-demand self-service;
  • Broad netwark Access;
  • Resource pooling;
  • Rapid elasticity;
  • Measured service.

That is, one of the pillars that every organization must have to compose these five characteristics is virtualization. Before any decision is made, it is necessary to expand the use of virtualization to the layers of network and storage infrastructure. When the company manages to define the layers of the infrastructure by software, it is possible to obtain levels of agility, availability, control and programmability much higher than the traditional one, allowing the infrastructure to become a solid and adequate foundation to achieve the five characteristics mentioned above and , this should be the initial step to reach maturity during the journey towards the cloud. This certifies that new business models and applications make cloud computing the face of IT.

Software as a Service (SaaS)

In general, it is a software that is offered as a service, so the user does not need to acquire licenses for installation or even buy computers or servers to run them. In this modality, the company pays a periodic amount – monthly, half-yearly, bimonthly – which is only paid in relation to the resources used and/or for the time of use.

The constant expansion of internet access services and the advent of mobile devices (tablets, smartphones and the like) open up more and more space for cloud applications – in which one concept depends on the other to generate value for users and organizations.

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