Cloud Computing Solutions

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Aalpha India is the leading provider of cloud computing outsourcing services. With tremendous growth in demand for IT services, IT organizations have started focusing on core competencies and are looking at simplifying operations while managing expenditures. With infrastructure being increasingly made available as a service, IT service provider companies will no longer develop applications for supporting processes; these will be made readily accessible in the cloud

What is Cloud Computing?

Cloud is a crucial next generation resource amongst the series of useful resources available to an IT organization. A cloud virtualizes IT infrastructure –a network of servers usually- in the form of a datacenter belonging to the outsourcing provider. The outsourcing provider creates a shared pool of resources available to multiple buyers. These resources are used simultaneously by multiple users as per their needs to bring down costs. It also reduces dependency on administrators through complete automation and increases reliability. Cloud provides flexibility of use and scale as the business grows with low requirements for maintenance.

With the increase in on-demand services, demand for private cloud hosting and consulting is rising in the enterprise solutions market. Service providers specializing in private cloud offerings are expected to dominate the industry in the coming years as they offer the benefit of owning important data within the organization. However, this comes at the cost of scale and marginal increase in costs.

Cloud Computing Models

Cloud Computing is offered as different models- IaaS, SaaS and PaaS

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): This model provides immense flexibility and control over physical server maintenance, network and storage space for data and similar IT resources.

Software as a Service (SaaS): This model is complete package- the service provider runs and manages services end to end. This includes maintenance, management of infrastructural facilities and all other support services.

Platform as a Service (PaaS): This model presents ready-to-use platforms to users by offering a scalable platform on a pre-built environment. This saves huge investments in set up, eliminates need for managing associated infrastructure (usually hardware, OS) and increases the efficiency of operations and speed to market.

Models for Cloud Computing Deployment

Cloud Computing v/s Traditional Outsourcing

Cloud Computing is increasingly taking on traditional outsourcing offering more benefits. Cloud Computing automates business processes unlike traditional outsourcing where processes are outsourced to another vendor.

In traditional outsourcing, providers replace your on-premise system with off shelf products in their datacenter. Multi-year contracts, time based costs, teams and on site integrators characterize traditional outsourcing solutions. At times, traditional outsourcing providers may themselves be using cloud solutions.

Benefits of Cloud Computing

With Cloud computing, IT organizations reap the following benefits:

With cloud, the risk of underutilized resources is also shared. The cloud vendors are motivated to develop new features to attract more users, which can prove useful to IT organizations.

Despite such benefits, as Cloud is a new concept compared with outsourcing, companies will take some time to embrace this solution. Multi sourcing is the buzzword- a mix of both the worlds. Gradually, cloud computing will munch on to the entire IT budgets as organizations scale up and start reaping full benefits from the cloud solutions.

Strategy for adopting Cloud Computing

Adopting Cloud is easy. However, the implementation and use of Cloud needs to be thought through strategically. Companies should draw a “Cloud Adoption Strategy” to decide what they need and what can cloud help them perform and achieve. What facilities and resources are required or not should also be qualified. Some key factors to focus on while choosing cloud are:

At Aalpha, we are a team of talented and trained members who provide end to end consulting on cloud computing deployment. We help our partners focus on their core operations and make their business efficient and profitable.