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What are Cloud-Based Services?

Cloud Computing | October 8, 2020
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Understanding what cloud-based services are will help business owners figure out which kind of cloud service will work best for their unique requirements. If you are unsure what a cloud-based service is and how it can help your business, the team of IT experts from Next Hop Solutions can help you make an informed decision.

What is a Cloud Service?

Cloud services are a variety of different services, such as email or online platforms, that are delivered to companies via the Internet and are specifically designed to make it easier for businesses to access affordable applications and resources without having to purchase additional hardware. Most businesses use cloud-based services on a daily basis, especially businesses that have employees who work remotely.

How do Cloud Services Work?

Cloud services are managed and provided by cloud computing vendors and service providers. Once a customer signs up for a cloud-based service, the vendor will provide the customer with access to the service on their server over the Internet. This eliminates the need for businesses to host and manage applications on their own servers. All cloud-based services are available on demand, making it easy for employees to use computing, storage, and network resources when needed.

How Cloud Services are Delivered

Cloud services can be provided to businesses in a few different ways:

Public Cloud Services

Public cloud services are services, such as SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS, that are made available to a large number of customers over the Internet. Public cloud services are especially ideal for sharing resources and for providing employees with greater access to more applications from anywhere with an Internet connection.

Learn more about the different types of cloud computing services on the public cloud.

Private Cloud Services

Private cloud services are not made available to numerous corporate users and subscribers. These cloud services use a business’ own internal infrastructure to provide a platform and software that are specifically designed to serve that one company alone and not external users. Private cloud services are the ideal choice for businesses with highly sensitive data and those that are in need of a virtualized environment with advanced security protocols in which information and resources can be shared.

Hybrid Cloud Services

Hybrid cloud services combine public and private cloud services. This option allows businesses to store sensitive data in a private cloud, while also providing employees with access to resources and applications for daily use in the public cloud.

If you would like to learn more about what cloud-based services are, or if you are interested in our cloud services, please contact Next Hop Solutions at 1-855-482-5141 or by requesting a consultation on our website.

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