Cloud Computing is a model for delivering on-demand network access to a shared pool of cloud computing resources that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. This cloud model is composed of five essential characteristics; on-demand self-service, broad network access, rapid elasticity, resource pooling, and measured service. Services provided can include networks, servers, storage, applications, and more hosted on public, private, and hybrid cloud networks.
By transitioning from in-house computing to Cloud Computing, your company can offload some or most of your costs. There will not be time and money put toward purchasing, installing, configuring, and managing an on-premises infrastructure. Your company’s agility and time-to-value will increase as any applications, software, and data are always right at your fingertips. Your developers and data scientists no longer have to wait weeks for hardware to be approved, delivered, and configured. And when your organization wants to expand, it is easier than ever before. Cloud provides elasticity, you can scale as much as you need to, whenever you need to.