You’re in the clouds? Don’t? Why?
This whole transformation of the business models and applications also brings innovations to the IT infrastructure, making cloud computing the new face of IT.
More and more organizations have matured the idea of going to cloud, but forget to aterem on what is the most appropriate model
In the last decade started to experience a digital revolution that has taken exponential proportions over the last five years, either in the context of the volume of data generated in the digital universe, in the amount of applications that support and use daily or on the amount of users connected through different mobile devices. When we look at this revolution, one of the major trends and responses is cloud computing.
Since when was designated by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) as a model that allows access to a shared set of computational resources configured, the concept of cloud computing has gained attention from various markets on account of their procedural efficiency. With this innovation, more and more organizations have matured the idea of going to the cloud, but forget to aterem on what is the most appropriate model.
You need to explain! Cloud computing can be composed of five basic features: on-demand self-service, broad network access, resource pooling, rapid elasticity, and measured service. One of the main pillars of technology your IT infrastructure must be based to compose these five characteristics is virtualization. First of all it is necessary to expand the use of virtualization to the layers of network infrastructure and storage.
Setting the layers of software infrastructure is possible to obtain levels of agility, availability, use, programmability and control very higher than the conventional, allowing your infrastructure becomes a proper foundation to achieve the five characteristics cited and, normally, this should be the initial step to reach maturity during the journey to the cloud.
All this cloud computing infrastructure can be deployed through four models: private, public and hybrid community. The first model is targeted by many types of research in the market as the most suitable and which must be traversed in the strategies of CIOs. The cloud infrastructure is provisioned exclusively for the use of a single organization, and its various customers are the business lines or internal departments.
The concept of community is not yet widely used in Brazil, but some executives comprise the use of cloud infrastructure for exclusive use by a community of organizations, in which have requirements such as compliance and security in common.
The public cloud model is the most common and perhaps the greatest impact on the market of IT. When we hear of AWS platforms of Amazon, Cloud Platform Google, Azure from Microsoft or VMware’s vCloud Air we’re talking about a cloud infrastructure provisioned for general purpose use.
The last of the four models, the hybrid is that the big players in the industry believe as ideal and should be achieved by CIOs on cloud computing strategies. In this model, the cloud infrastructure is a composition of two or more clouds that remain as single entities but are integrated using standards allowing the portability of data and applications.
In addition to defining the implementation model, you must also choose which of the three types of services will be more suited to your business. They are Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) or SaaS (Software as a Service). The first model, all layers of the cloud infrastructure, are delivered to the user, containing virtual machines with certain processing capabilities, storage volumes and up to a network share, SMB or NFS.
In the PaaS model are aggregated middleware, data services fabric and development tools, such as programming languages, libraries and even development frameworks to the IaaS services. The third model, SaaS, is considered one of the fastest growing cloud services in compared to other fans for being more transparent and allow users to access complete applications as a service.
It is important to point out that we live in a time when many industries and business models are changing. With this, companies find new predictive way opportunities in their markets. The Grand Tonic is to deliver a more personal experience on their products and services, in addition to being able to innovate faster and to operate, and react to events in real time as the dynamics of each industry.
This whole transformation of the business models and applications also brings innovations to the IT infrastructure, making cloud computing the new face of IT, because it is possible to continue meeting the needs of the business lines or internal departments in the speed at which each market demands and, in some cases, contribute to cost reductions. After all, the long run and you need to be flying your way.