To start with what multi-cloud means we can simply say that ‘multi’ means ‘many’ – that is many clouds from different providers (such as Azure and AWS) and many different cloud deployment types (such as private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud). Multi-cloud approach allows you to mix and match public clouds, private clouds, and on-premises plus several cloud providers to meet your cloud needs.
Those cloud needs can relate to costs, capacity, performance, and security and compliance. As many IT managers find it hard to know what cloud computing actually costs (as many as 40% don’t know how much they actually spend, according to BMC Survey), it’s important to predict cloud costs and optimize them. Multi-cloud lets you get the best of both worlds: public cloud allows your business to scale flexibly and cost-efficiently as you only pay for the capacity you use without losing the security of storing confidential data on private cloud. And compared to hybrid cloud, you avoid the risk of vendor lock-in by using multiple cloud providers.
What are the downsides then? With several cloud environments it’s unfortunately easy to lose track of all cloud resources. And when no-one sees the big picture the cost savings of cloud computing can just vanish into thin air. Also, the so-called shadow IT is more likely to emerge without actual knowledge of cloud assets.
That said, it’s vitally important to be able to easily monitor and manage your cloud environments – and with CloudOnMove you can do just that: Get an overall view of your cloud resources: private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud, and multi-cloud.
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The most common cloud service models are infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and software as a service (Saas).
IaaS is the basic category of cloud computing services where you buy, by the name, the infrastructure. The cloud service provider manages data center, networking firewalls and security, and servers and storage, whereas you keep managing your own software (such as operating systems, development tools, database management, business analytics, and hosted applications). IaaS model is typically billed on a pay-as-you-go basis which can save costs while scaling up and down as needed.
With PaaS, you manage only the applications and services you develop, and the cloud service provider typically manages everything else, including middleware. Platform as a Service is an ideal model for a complete development and deployment environment in the cloud.
Common examples of SaaS are Microsoft Office 365 tools; you can access the cloud-based application over the Internet. All the underlying infrastructure, middleware, app software, and app data are managed by the cloud service provider. You can pay for the use of these apps by subscription or according to the level of use.
CloudOnMove is also a SaaS tool accessible via tool.cloudonmove.com. These key benefits of Software as a Service apply to CloudOnMove as well:
- no hardware costs
- no initial setup costs or setup time
- pay for only what you use
- scalable usage
- automatic updates
- cross device compatibility
- accessible from any location
- customizable applications
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As we say, CloudOnMove is a unique migration tool that moves your workload to the cloud. But what does ‘cloud’ actually mean? Why do companies move to the cloud?
What is cloud computing?
To put it simply, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer’s hard drive or local servers. In other words, cloud computing is the delivery of computing services—servers, storage, applications, databases, networking, software, and analytics among others—over the Internet. The term ‘cloud’ is generally used as a metaphor for the Internet.
When a company wants to start changing to cloud computing, it needs to migrate.
What does migration mean?
“Cloud migration is the process of moving data, applications or other business elements from an organization’s on-site computers to the cloud, or moving them from one cloud environment to another.” (Definition by TechTarget) Continue reading “Cloud and migration – what and why?”