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With a traditional data center you are responsible for the system's maintenance whereas service providers in cloud do maintenance. Cloud computing is easily scalable and the investment is much less.

Cloud data leaks and security breaches frequently make news headlines. Like for your local network and servers, a cloud infrastructure that is improperly configured can lead to unauthorized access to sensitive information. The cloud provider is responsible for the security of the cloud and customers are responsible for the security in the cloud. The main cloud providers follow best security practices and take active steps to protect the integrity of their servers. It is up to organizations to make their own considerations when protecting data, applications, and workloads running on the cloud.

The benefits involved in cloud architecture are:
  • Zero infrastructure investment
  • Just in time infrastructure
  • Powerful server capabilities
  • More efficient resource usage
  • Availability and scalability
  • Making Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) easier

The different layers of cloud computing are:
  • IaaS Infrastructure as a Service, it provides the infrastructure in terms of hardware.
  • PaaS Platform as a Service, it provides cloud application platform for development and deployment.
  • SaaS Sofware as a Service, it provides users with direct access via a web browser to a cloud application that is hosted in the cloud.

The most common cloud deployment models:
  • Public cloud It is a standard cloud computing model to make storage, networking, virtual machines, etc. available to the public over the public internet. These are typically grouped as services and made available either for free or charged via subscription models or based on usage.
  • Private cloud Unlike public cloud, it provides a dedicated environment and services to a single company. A private cloud can either be hosted on-premises or at a datacenter owned and managed by a third party on behalf of the customer.
  • Hybrid cloud This deployment model makes use of both public and private clouds. The use of this model implies that communication between specific services in public and private clouds has been established, making it possible for a company to move workloads between them.
  • Multi-cloud A multi-cloud deployment model refers to one that leverages cloud computing services (storage, computing, applications, etc.) from more than a single cloud provider.

As a cloud service provider handles the ins and outs of your cloud transition, you shouldn’t have to hire additional staff when shifting to the cloud. However, if you do not have an existing IT team, consider calling on Wilkushka IT Services to help take advantage of the services that cloud providers offer and provide advise.