PHILADELPHIA, PA, September 06, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Nerds On Site
, an internationally-renowned tech outsourcing company, recently commented on a Cloud Tech article
that looks into the future of cloud computing. Essentially, clouds are Web-based platforms that allow companies to transfer data, update software by remote, and access information from anywhere in the world with Internet or mobile connection. This has drastically changed the way businesses are run, the article states.
"Clouds are an affordable and versatile file sharing system," a representative with Nerds On Site says. "Not only do they allow people to share information within a company, outsourcers can make use of the same technology to update software, manage networks, and backup data. The innate backup function of clouds is probably the most prominent feature; instead of having to redundantly save critical company information on expensive servers, clouds store data off-location."
According to the article, 41 percent of 2012's cloud revenue was generated through Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) systems. There are many different applications and types of cloud services that companies can work with. Some are free to an extent and others offer full-on management and IT support. Infrastructure-as-a-Service (Skydrive and Dropbox) is the most common, yet limited, cloud type out there. With Infrastructure, personal users can privately store or transfer data.
PaaS clouds, on the other hand, offer several advanced features. The article says lifecycle management, pre-production testing and integration services are typical for PaaS clouds. Usually, these clouds are used by small businesses in need of something more powerful to handle large amounts of data. Infrastructure Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), though, is a growing platform that incorporates several remote features.
For SaaS clouds, complete online backup and recovery systems are essential. These prevent security breaches and data damages from natural disasters like fires, earthquakes and floods. With structured data backup, companies do not need to spend every remaining resource rebuilding what they already had. IT management is typical of most SaaS clouds as well.
"IT management through clouds includes a number of different services, given a company's
situation," Nerds On Site says. "Via remote, IT companies can monitor entire networks and look for ways to improve them, provide IT services, update a company's software and optimize connections and communication systems. Also, certain management packages come with resource management systems, online billing software and other planning services that help businesses streamline their operations."
According to the article, research shows that the compound annual growth rates of PaaS clouds will increase by 41 percent by 2016. Also, cloud computing in 2012 yielded $5.7 billion in revenue, though a study by 451 Research says the industry will most likely hit $20 billion over the next three years. SaaS is the slowest growing type of cloud, though much of this is due to businesses just now learning about its many benefits. According to the article, companies take on clouds to reduce overhead costs of bulky internal servers and PCs, reduce data loss risk, and increase corporate communication.
"As technology advances, companies will likely become more comfortable switching over to the cloud," Nerds On Site says.
Based in Canada, Nerds On Site
has provided worldwide IT support for the past decade. The company has physical locations in several different countries, including South Africa, Mexico, Bolivia and the United Kingdom. It also has more than 50 locations throughout the United States.