PART 5 | The Origin and Ongoing Development of the Cloud | Public Cloud Part Five of a Five-Part Series on Cloud Services By Darin Zook Finally, we have the Public Cloud. We’ve found this service to be a very popular solution for particular challenges. Greenfield startups or New Business When no investment has yet been made in an on-premise infrastructure. Today’s new businesses that focus on web presence and e-commerce, hyperscalers or Public Cloud options are a perfect fit. Wide-reaching applications – data everywhere If you have a need to see your data reach a national…Read More
PART 4 | The Origin and Ongoing Development of the Cloud | Hybrid Cloud Part Four of a Five-Part Series on Cloud Services By Darin Zook Hybrid cloud is a cloud computing environment that uses a mix of on-premises, private cloud and/or third-party, public cloud services with orchestration between the platforms. The Hybrid Cloud has really become a popular option for businesses where many of the aaS or as-a-Service platforms reside. Most commonly, we see it used in three primary ways. Some companies have applications and workloads that need to run on-premise. These restrictions…Read More
PART 3 | The Origin and Ongoing Development of the Cloud | Hosted Private Cloud Part Three of a Five-Part Series on Cloud Services By Darin Zook Hosted Private Cloud refers to a form of cloud computing where IT services are often supplied in an Infrastructure as a Service model. Your organization procures its compute and storage services from a provider. These resources can be dedicated or shared resources. What if, you could have a robust cloud solution with the benefits of the premise-based approach but without the traditional hardware or facility overhead? What if instead…Read More
PART 2 | The Origin and Ongoing Development of the Cloud | Premise-Based Solutions Part Two of a Five-Part Series on Cloud Services By Darin Zook Premise-Based Solutions sometimes called on-premise or abbreviated as on-prem means your software and hardware is installed and runs on infrastructure that you own and maintain on the premises of your facility. Many definitions also extend Premise-based into a Colocation solution as well. Many of us have become accustomed to running our own “Private Clouds” for years, right? Following the wave of virtualization, products like VMware…Read More
The Origin and Ongoing Development of the Cloud A Five-Part Series on Cloud Services By Darin Zook The origins of the modern “cloud” as we know it are much debated. Many agree that the term "cloud" originated in 2006 when Google and Amazon started to use the term “cloud computing” to describe an innovative way in which people were accessing software, compute services & storage over the web, versus traditional desktop applications. Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and others became household names and tools that many of us use throughout our daily…Read More
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