Cloud 101: An Insider’s Guide to Cloud IaaS Services
Today’s marketplace exists mainly in cyber-space. More and more businesses are moving away form brick and mortar business models and transitioning to the cloud for greater security and cost benefits. At FORETHOUGHT.net, we developed a white paper that can assist your company in understanding the cloud and how it can impact your business.
We begin by explaining what exactly cloud computing is, and is not. From there, the white paper moves into the various business trends that are driving the development of cloud services. Then we highlight some of the benefits delivered by cloud computing. Lastly, this section discusses the various service models available through cloud computing. These include Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), and Platform as a Service (PaaS). You can find definitions and detailed explanations of each of these services, and others, listed in the white paper.
One of the most important issues we are often asked about is security concerns with cloud computing. This is why we devoted an entire section of this white paper to directly address security in the cloud. In the security section you can find out about the application of HIPAA regulations within the cloud. This section also covers the benefits of cloud computing with regard to disaster recovery, data backup, redundancy, server virtualization, server security, and elastic computing services.
The last section of this white paper addresses ways in which cloud computing can effect your bottom line. Some of the main topics in this section include rapid deployment of services, sector growth, and more on the benefits of elastic computing services. Lastly, this white paper offers some suggestions for finding the best Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) data center in your area. If you happen to do business in Denver or Boulder, Colorado, we like to believe the best option is Forethought.net.