In 2021, Cloud solutions is inescapable. SMEs perceive the transition from on-premise data and application systems to cloud computing as one of the important activities to perform.
SMEs perceive cloud computing as a disruptive technology that has the ability to change the way organizations operate, particularly in terms of IT operations.
But there’s another, perhaps better way of looking about cloud computing: There’s a cloud solution for practically every problem that an SME faces.
In the next few mins, hopefully by the end of this article, you’ll discover more about cloud technology and how it can transform your company to overcome its challenges. Let’s get started.
Cloud computing is on-demand access to computing resources—applications, servers (physical and virtual), data storage, development tools, networking capabilities, and more.
Hosted at a remote data centre controlled by a cloud services provider and accessible via the internet (or CSP).
The CSP charges a monthly subscription fee for these resources or bills them based on usage.
Depending on the cloud services you choose.
How does it work?
Companies can rent access to anything from applications to storage from a cloud service provider rather than owning their own computing equipment or data centres.
One advantage of cloud computing is that businesses can avoid the upfront costs and complexity of building and maintaining their own IT infrastructure by paying only for what they use when they use it.
As a result, cloud computing service providers can realize enormous economies of scale by providing the same services to a diverse set of consumers.
Types of Cloud Computing Services
It is critical that you understand your challenges before seeking solutions. That means you’ll need to know the many types of cloud services and which cloud solution is best for your business based on your SME problem, because each cloud computing service, like a person, is diverse and unique.
1. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Provides virtualized computing resources over the internet. IaaS model maintains IT infrastructures like storage, server, and networking resources. Also can deliver it to subscriber organizations through virtual machines accessible via the internet. IaaS makes workloads faster, easier, more flexible and most importantly cost-efficient.
If your business is looking for an economic cloud solution that disposes of the need for capital expenditure for on-site data and hardware centres, then IaaS is what you need since IaaS providers, like Microsoft Azure offers to include storage, servers, networking and security.
2. Platform as Service (Paas)
Complete development and deployment environment in the cloud, come along with resources that empower you to distribute everything from simple cloud-based apps to sophisticated, cloud-enabled enterprise applications.
PaaS model also includes infrastructure like servers, storage, and networking but it also includes middleware, development tools, business intelligence services, database management systems and more.
PaaS is developed to support the complete web application lifecycle which is building, testing, deploying, managing and updating.
Another important thing about PaaS is where it allows you to avert the expense and complexity of buying and managing software licenses. These PaaS features are often used by web and software developers.
3. Software as a Service (SaaS)
This model is a way of delivering applications over the Internet as a service. Rather than installing and maintaining software, you can just simply access it through the internet. Clearing yourself from complex software and hardware management.
SaaS can also be known as Web-based software, on-demand software, or hosted software. But they all have the same function where SaaS applications run on SaaS providers servers. The provider administers access to the application, including security, availability and performance.
An example of a SaaS Service is Microsoft Office 365 which also consist of other services like email, calendars, web conferencing and project tracking. They allow your business to run in a more efficient, systematic and organized manner.
If your business is facing accounting, invoicing and sales tracking to interoffice communication, performance monitoring and overall planning then SaaS application service are good for you because they can deal with a wide range of SME challenges.
4. Disaster Recovery as a Service (DraaS)
Also known as disaster recovery as a service, this service is the reproduction of the hosting of physical or virtual servers by a third party to offer failover in the events of a human-made or natural disaster. To those organizations that inadequate the fundamental expertise to provision, configure, and test an effective disaster recovery plan (DRP), DRaaS can be quite advantageous for them.
No matter big or small the business is, they all always gonna worried about the possibility of having the effect of data loss or disruption. But by implementing DRaaS, we can assure you that the service will cover your system back up and also running smoothly so that the data can be retrieved it back.
How Enfrasys Cloud Services can help SMEs in Malaysia
The existence of Enfrasys has been nearly 10 years. Through the years, Enfrasys has helped SMEs tackle the power of cloud computing to deal with 21st-century business challenges.
Let us shows a way of how you can leverage from us, Enfrasys Cloud Services.
- Taking over modern technology that is high-quality and effective in determining the rising business problems.
- Cloud-based solutions grant SMEs to preserve more first-rate IT processes and control MIS more easily. This will lead to better business transparency and organization.
- Say no more to the fear of technology. Every Microsoft cloud solution is easy to use, monitor, and track. So SMEs do not have to worry about spending on new technologies, especially when installing cloud solutions because they are produced on user-friendly models.
- The greatest benefit of using cloud services for SMEs is the ease of access to cloud-based business solutions. Before this SMEs could not access competent technology solutions because of cost and human capacity but now they all can access it by using cloud-based solutions.
This shows that SMEs have leveraged enormously from the cloud computing transformation.
Enfrasys as a trusted Microsoft Partner offers numerous cloud-based services. These SMEs can finally accomplish more operational competency, business mobility, scalability and profitability.
Enfrasys will always take the honours to work along together with Malaysia SMEs to embrace cloud computing as they grow in size and impact. So what’s stopping your way? Click here to find out more.
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