There are two definitions of the cloud (as given in older versions of the Wikipedia definitions). They are two definitions that are different and similar at the same time. Sounds confusing? Well let’s take a closer look.
- Cloud as a business model- This is one of the earliest definitions that floated on the internet when the cloud was in its infant stages. The concept indicated that the cloud was a way of selling IT capability as services and this dates back to when Amazon introduced the S3 and EC2 services. It was described as a service that you availed over the internet and paid per use and it was ready for use on demand.
- Cloud as an operations model – This definition was introduced when the cloud was seen to penetrate into operations for businesses across the world. It held the view that the cloud was not something new but it was simply providing regular services on demand with elastic services. An enterprise that operates with this on demand criteria factored into their operations was described as a cloud service.
Both of these definitions are different. But at the same time they also talk about the same concept. The service is available on demand. That is the true essence of the cloud. It is an on demand service – always ready and always processed and finished. There is no installation and configuration. The cloud is ready for use and always on demand. Debates about the nature of the cloud are irrelevant because the cloud itself is so vast that its functions and benefits are prevalent in so many varied forms and structures that the benefits outweigh any doubts about the nature of the service. Cloud computing services today combine the best of both worlds.
The right cloud deployment partner will be able to configure a cloud strategy that will combine all the factors that are suitable for your business. At SADA Systems we will be able to configure your cloud strategy to tailor it for your business. You will have a customized cloud strategy and cloud applications that will give you exactly what you require!