In recent years, more companies and organizations have started their digitization journey to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their business operations. Cloud technology is now one of the most effective solutions existed. In addition to functioning as a technical foundation and an innovative backbone, Cloud makes it possible to secure data, especially when network security needs to be upgraded.
Cloud Computing is an internet-based technology that allows computerization, applications operation, databases (DB) processes and store them virtually to the server. Cloud computing will store all data and information on one server and it can be accessed anytime and anywhere via the internet without us needing extra time and funds to install and configure servers, storage, or databases.
The main principles of cloud computing are:
- Available via the internet
- Based on user needs
- Pay as needed
In general, Cloud Computing can be categorized into three types of services according to the solution:
- Private Cloud
Private Cloud is a “dedicated” or “internal” cloud computing service that is used specifically for enterprise organization data or applications.
To meet increasing business demands and accelerate digital transformation, enterprise organizations require a simple, secure, and scalable private cloud infrastructure for VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure), business applications, databases, analytics, cloud-native needs. Nutanix‘s private and hybrid cloud solution is a hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software that will bridge the infrastructure gap. It is equipped with native protection, consolidated data service, and it operates in an automated and intelligent manner which is an ideal foundation for private clouds in enterprises.
- Public Cloud
Public Cloud is a cloud service consist of resources, applications, and storage that are available to public and can be used by anyone with an internet connection. Users can use its service for free or only with a rental fee, without needing to buy, install, operate, or maintain cloud servers and other equipment like when using a private cloud.
Network security and data security are the main priority for all cloud storage services. One of the disadvantages of this public cloud service is data theft and cybercrime risk that can harm users. Therefore, users need to find an accountable provider with strict security that can backup the cloud data. Backuping data will increase security, compliance, business continuity, and disaster recovery. It must also be accessible from various locations as long as there is a connection Internet.
ACS Group offers a comprehensive range of global cloud computing services to empower online businesses internationally and support e-commerce ecosystems around the world. In collaboration with Alibaba Cloud, ACS Group offers elaborate Public Cloud and cloud computing services suitable for large or small businesses, individual developers, and any public sector in more than 200 countries and regions.
- Hybrid Cloud
It has combined elements from the Public Cloud and Private Cloud. Hybrid Cloud allows enterprise organizations to communicate and exchange data between public and private clouds, which provides greater flexibility. This is ideal for enterprise organizations that want to utilize the advantages of both types of deployment.
Therefore, your organization needs to understand the purpose of using the Cloud and choose one that suits your needs the best. Type of industry, operations, and business processes are several factors that can be considered when choosing the accurate Cloud Solution.
The choice of each feature or component implementation from the Cloud can be categorized into one of three service models:
- IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)
The Infrastructure as a Service model is the basic foundation of Cloud Service. We can rent server virtualization storage and network configurations that are ideal for company needs. Specifications can be adjusted as needed and you only need to pay for the instances that you use. In other words, you don’t need to think about procuring server hardware and maintenance because the cloud provider will accommodate it.
On Alibaba Cloud, IaaS is covered by ECS (Elastic Compute Service) as a high-performance, stable, and reliable computing service. Not only that, but this service is also scalable. ECS can eliminate initial hardware investment and provide scalability of computation resources as needed.
- PaaS (Platform as a Service)
If an interface program, run-time environment, or operating system is needed for application development you can consider a Platform as a Service based solution. You only need to upload the application code to the platform and the application can be used immediately. An example of a Platform as a Service is Alibaba Cloud‘s Relational Database Service.
- SaaS (Software As A Service)
It is a service provided in the form of software in a web service where users can use the application without knowing how the data is stored or how the application is maintained. Software as a Service usually comes in form of a package with less flexible customization options.
Users can take advantage of the services directly for free or by paying a rental fee without having to build applications platform configuration and infrastructures. Everything about the application is guaranteed by the service provider and users do not have full control rights over the application.
Currently, many information technology (IT) operations are burdened with various data storage systems, whether in traditional ways or on-premise ways, to accommodate both structured data and unstructured data. This may not only expensive but also challenging in terms of managing flexibility.
With the rapid development of technology, Cloud Service is an increasingly mandatory and customary solution to consider. Increasing sophisticated security options allow us to achieve optimal control, flexible scalable scalability, and guaranteed availability when creating dynamic business operations.
ACS Group in association with Alibaba Cloud as a public cloud service provider, and with Nutanix as an IT infrastructure vendor with its enterprise cloud platform will always be ready to support loyal customers in implementing Private, Public, and Hybrid clouds that can provide many benefits for your company.
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