Understanding the Business Value of Cloud Services: SaaS, PaaS and IaaS

Saas, PaaS, IaaS – What are they anyway? The services a cloud provides to business can be divided into three categories according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cloud model: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). While all clouds are built on real, physical infrastructure of …

What is Cloud. The US NIST Cloud Model Explained

Answering the question, “What is Cloud?” can be hard. This will help.

With all the opinion-based cloud computing definitions out there, it is hard to come to an agreement about what “the Cloud” or a ‘cloud service’ is. The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a clear and concise definition of what “Cloud” is that has been broadly …

What you Must know about the Storage Services Needed for an Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud

Storage is one of the three key resources in any cloud. However there are considerations – do you need persistent storage? Is Block storage the right choice? How about Object storage? In this final of four episodes on enabling an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud services, Robert Starmer, CTO of Kumulus Technologies, …

What you Must know about Network Service Needed for an Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud

The Network Service is one of the three key resources in any cloud. Exactly how to approach compute has been rapidly evolving in recent years. The Virtual Machine is no longer “The” answer. Bare metal is increasingly important, especially in compute-intensive environments used for Big Data analytics. In the world …

What you Must know about Compute Services Needed for an Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud

The Compute Service is one of the three key resources in any cloud. Exactly how to approach compute has been rapidly evolving in recent years. The Virtual Machine is no longer “The” answer. Bare metal is increasingly important, especially in compute-intensive environments used for Big Data analytics. In the world …