WHAT IS CLOUD COMPUTING
Cloud computing is the technology used to allocate on demand IT resources through the Internet.
Different types of cloud computing services can be distinguished:
- SaaS (Software as a Service): it is a service used for the allocation of a software through the Internet. Web based software and distance learning platforms are included in this category.
- DaaS (Data as a Service): it is a service used for the allocation of data on an online shared server.
- HaaS (Hardware as a Service): it is a service used for the elaboration of data placed on a remote server and made available for the final user.
ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF CLOUD COMPUTING
REDUCTION OF MANAGEMENT COSTS:
Significant cost savings for the companies that will not incur initial and maintenance costs for the purchase of software and hardware.
easily and prompt adjustment to a possible change in the company’s needs and constant software updateborne by the service provider.
TECHNICAL ADVANTAGES OF CLOUD COMPUTING
Cloud technologies are scalable and modular; in this way the final user can expand or limit the resources depending on the needs.
MOBILE ACCESS TO THE CLOUD AND THROUGH ANY DEVICE:
As it deals with online programmes and data, the service can be provided anywhere and anytime, also through different devices such as smartphones, netbooks, laptops or PCs.
The cloud delivered services ensure the presence of security systems to protect data and networks, together with services protected by continuous backups.