“Cloud Solutions” has become a very wide category from as simple as Microsoft Office 365 to complex Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure. The definition of “Cloud Solutions” continues to change daily as most companies starting to offer “Cloud Versions” of their software.
Simple Cloud Solutions
Today, some businesses can get away with using just a few pieces of software (SAAS), and no server:
Microsoft 365 Enterprise is a complete, intelligent solution, which brings together the best of Office 365, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. That alone empowers everyone to be creative and work together, securely.
Adobe Creative Cloud is a set of applications and services from Adobe Systems that gives subscribers access to a collection of software. The programs are used for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, along with a set of mobile applications and also some optional cloud services. In Creative Cloud, a monthly or annual subscription service is delivered over the Internet. Software from Creative Cloud is downloaded and installed directly on a local computer and used as long as the subscription remains valid.
Complex Cloud Solutions
Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a broad set of global cloud-based products including compute, storage, databases, analytics, networking, mobile, developer tools, management tools, IoT, security and enterprise applications. These services help organizations move faster, lower IT costs, and scale. Furthermore, AWS is trusted by the largest enterprises and the hottest start-ups to power a wide variety of workloads including; web and mobile applications, game development, data processing and warehousing, storage, archive, and many others.
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides secure, resizable compute capacity in the cloud.
EC2’s simple web service interface allows you to obtain and configure capacity with minimal friction. It provides you with complete control of your computing resources and lets you run on Amazon’s proven computing environment. EC2 reduces the time required to obtain and boot new server instances to minutes, allowing you to quickly scale capacity, both up and down, as your computing requirements change. That said, it also changes the economics of computing by allowing you to pay only for capacity that you actually use. Lastly, Amazon EC2 provides developers the tools to build failure resilient applications and isolate them from common failure scenarios.