Cloud services from IT make your tech life heaps easier. Instead of splashing out on your own gear and software, you can get what you need straight from the internet. It’s like renting instead of buying, and it can save you a heap of cash and headaches.
Here’s the lowdown on what’s on offer:
Storing and Handling Data: There are big players like Amazon with EC2, Microsoft’s Azure Virtual Machines, and Google’s Compute Engine. This is often called ‘Infrastructure as a Service’ or IaaS.
Making and Running Apps: You can whip up and run your apps without the fuss of handling the background tech. AWS’s Elastic Beanstalk and Microsoft’s Azure App Service are just a couple of examples. This is known as ‘Platform as a Service’ or PaaS.
Software Online: Imagine using software straight from the internet, and you’ve got ‘Software as a Service’ or SaaS. Think of Google Workspace or Dropbox. You use them online and pay as you go.
Online Desktops: Just like your computer screen but on the internet. With this, called ‘Desktop as a Service’ or DaaS, Amazon WorkSpaces and Microsoft’s Azure Virtual Desktop have got you covered.
Backup and Recovery: If things get a bit pear-shaped, you’ve got services like AWS Backup and Microsoft Azure Backup to get your data back on track.
Keeping Data Safe: Services make sure your stuff is secure and only the right people get a look in. Big names like AWS, Microsoft, and Google are all over this with their Identity and Access Management offerings.
Managed Services: If tech isn’t your thing, no worries. Companies like AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud will handle the nitty-gritty for you.