What Are Cloud-Based Services?

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What Are Cloud-Based Services?

November 10, 2021

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Cloud-based service. What is it? Companies use cloud-based services regularly throughout their day, whether it is to save and send files to one another or to write up a document or spreadsheet. Cloud services allow users to access all features and files of the system without having to keep the bulk of that system on their own computers.

Software as a Service

When it comes to various types of services, Software as a service (SaaS) is the most recognized type because it encompasses a variety of services, including file storage and backup, web-based mail and project management tools. Services like Dropbox and Microsoft 365 offer just that. Users can access, share, store, and secure information all in the cloud.

Infrastructure as a Service

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is the service that offers essential storage, compute and networking resources that are ready on demand. When migrating to this service, you reduce maintenance, save money on the cost of hardware. Companies use infrastructure service systems such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Compute Engine.

Platform as a Service

Similar to IaaS, Platform as a Service (PaaS) includes infrastructure such as servers, storage, and networking but also other tools such as business intelligence services, database management systems, development tools, and more. This type of service has you purchase resources from a cloud services provider where you can then access over a secure internet connection.

What is it?

Cloud service and security consists of a set of policies, controls, procedures, and technologies that work together to protect cloud-based systems, data, and infrastructure. As businesses grow, it is becoming more and more difficult for individuals and organizations to keep all their vital information, programs, and systems up and running on in-house computer servers.

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At Lehigh Valley Technology Company, we offer hosted email, industry applications, software, virtual servers, and document management that can keep data current and accessible anywhere, anytime, and from nearly any device.

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