The usage of cloud computing in Germany has tripled since 2011 (28%) and especially moreover since 2016. The increase is attributed to both private and public cloud.
In 2017 alone, more than 54% of the companies were identified using cloud computing whereas, the percentage rose to 64% in 2018. Further, two out of three companies of every size were found using cloud computing
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Definition / Scope
In General terms, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over Internet instead of a computer’s hard drive. With an online connection, cloud computing can be done anywhere and anytime.
Some of the common types of cloud deployment are as follows:
- Private: In private cloud, a client or its vendor manages cloud infrastructure and provides technical resources to clients’ users
- Public: Public cloud provider allows general people to access and use services it offers from its own facilities, typically for a set fee.
- Hybrid: A hybrid cloud, on other hand combines both private and public features. In addition, these hybrid clouds also do well with increasing market prevalence & utilization
Another way of categorizing cloud computing is type of service provisioned. Some of the type of models/services offered by specific firms fall under following categories:
- Business-process-as-a-service (BPaaS): The model aids delivery of BPO services which are sourced from the cloud and services are automated. As a cloud service, BPaaS models are accessed through internet-based technologies and pricing for such models are based either on consumption or subscription based commercial terms.
- Platform-as-a-service (PaaS): These solutions provide virtual access to programming resources and tools which is generally controlled by the cloud vendor. The main agenda of PaaS is to aid people to develop their own web application. These application then, are hosted via vendor’s cloud infrastructure. Some of the examples are: Google’s App Engine & Red Hat’s OpenShift.
- Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS): These models enable users to virtually access more basic computing resources to support their operations. Some of the features of IaaS offerings include, file storage space, processing power and network related services. Some of the popular examples are: AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), VMWare’s vCloud Air and IBM’s SoftLayer.
- Software-as-a-service (SaaS): It is a model where software is distributed by a third-party where it hosts applications and makes it available to the end-clients. They generally run on a pay-as-you-go pricing model and have other benefits such as scalability and automatic updates. Some of the popular SaaS applications include, dropbox, slack, shopify, hubspot among others