Traditionally, companies have been driven to make large investments in software, hardware, creating and implementing systems (or adapting them), data storage capacity, etc.
Thanks to the emergence of Industry 4.0, and together with the technological advances related to it (such as BI, IoT, Big Data, etc.), there are no other alternatives that not only benefit companies in terms of cost reduction but also thanks to a range of benefits that allow them to work more efficiently.
If you want to know what Cloud Computing is, take a look at this material that we have prepared especially for you:
Cloud Computing – What is it?
Cloud Computing is a new technology that takes advantage of Internet connectivity to host different resources, programs, and information, offering a wide variety of services, tools, and functionality designed to meet the needs of companies.
In practical terms, Cloud Computing is the technology that connects different systems, software, file storage, and even data processing through the Internet, allowing the user to access these resources from any computer, cell phone, or tablet, at any time and from any place.
Features of cloud computing
Multi-platform: possibility of access from any device;
Bundled resources: there are multiple users of the same software;
Adaptation speed: user experience is measured based on user demand, which must be adapted;
Measured service: resource usage is measured, controlled, and informed in advance;
On-demand: The service is available when needed, without the intervention of an IT specialist.
Advantages of using cloud computing
The Cloud has brought numerous benefits, all aimed at simplifying the user experience:
It eliminates the cost of investment in hardware and software, installation and maintenance by a team of experts, as well as the cost of data storage.
When contracting a Cloud or Cloud Computing service, all these expenses are covered by the provider, with the contracting company being responsible for paying a fixed and predictable amount.
Centralization of information
All data is kept in the same programs, filled in through the same forms. All employees can share applications and documents at the same time.
Possibility of immediate access to an infinite number of programs, infrastructure services, data storage, even Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning, Big Data, etc.
This agility also counts in the case of decentralized companies, allowing Cloud Computing to be installed simultaneously in different places, even in different parts of the world, with just a few clicks.
Cloud computing allows the use of the number of resources necessary for the current needs of the company, being possible to adapt them later, according to future growth and needs.
Remote work and auto-update
As it is a remote server, it allows access to all data, programs, and systems stored on it, through different devices, always using the Internet. Cloud Computing allows remote work of different people located in different parts of the world.
The update, as well as recovery in case of problems, is performed by the cloud service provider.
Cloud Computing reduces the need to hire security systems or IT equipment, as its services are at the forefront of technology, including protection against threats and malware.
Types of services available in Cloud Computing
- Private Cloud: created by a single company, with its own cloud of servers and software;
- Public Cloud: a provider offers the cloud service, taking responsibility for its maintenance and security, and it is used by several companies simultaneously;
- Hybrid cloud: two or more different cloud infrastructures, which are single entities, but which are linked by some technology;
- Community Cloud: Multiple organizations pool their resources in one cloud to solve a common problem.
SaaS (Software as a Service)
This type of software allows users to access it via the Internet, without having to worry about installation, configuration, or even investment in licenses.
They are usually free to access the software through the Cloud, or through payment of a fixed monthly fee, which varies according to the contracted resources, the appearance of the ads, etc.
Many ERPs, CRMs work through SaaS; e-mails and other applications, such as social networks, work through this model.
PaaS (Platform as a Service)
This Cloud Computing option includes operating systems, development tools, Big Data, BI, etc.
The contracting company is responsible for adapting and programming the application, while the administration, maintenance, and updates are the responsibility of the Cloud service provider.
IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)
Servers, routers, racks, and other types of infrastructure are leased.
This type of cloud service can be charged by the number of servers hired or, for example, by the amount of data stored.
IaaS is characterized by the flexibility and adaptability of being able to hire only what will be used, which may vary from month to month.
Audaces and Cloud Computing
Audaces, together with the advances of Industry 4.0, offers the Audaces 360 service, a complete solution for the clothing and furniture industries.
In order to facilitate its use by fashion professionals, and using the latest Cloud Computing technology, Audaces offers the Audaces 360 software, in SaaS mode, which allows users to download and use it immediately after contracting, offering automatic updates of your systems, as well as the maintenance and security of all your software, in addition to all the benefits that Cloud Computing has to offer.
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