It would be an understatement to say that cloud computing has revolutionized IT. In terms of costs, scalability, and performance – cloud solutions have been the impetus for bringing traditional infrastructures into the digital age. So far we’ve outlined a number of ways that businesses can start to leverage the cloud in everything from email to office tools to creating your own “office in the cloud.” Here are some more ideas for how to get started in the cloud today.
In the “old days” IT shops had to spend all kinds of money on servers and other hardware and software installations to keep the infrastructure running optimally. Even then bottlenecks, maintenance, uptime, and downtime were constant concerns. Today, with cloud based performance monitoring tools it’s possible to easily monitor your environment’s web servers, networks, platforms, operating systems, applications, databases, and other metrics to ensure that the infrastructure runs as efficiently as possible.
The central reason why cloud monitoring makes so much sense is increased business efficiency. Cloud performance means that development teams can focus on building great products and services without worrying about the infrastructure used to support them.
Businesses that are looking to get onboard with performance monitoring need look no further than Paid Monitor. With its first class global service, Paid Monitor allows organizations to monitor their network anytime and from anyplace to keep the infrastructure running optimally at all times.
Each in their own way, the mobile and cloud revolutions over the past 5 years have dramatically changed the face of IT and how businesses operate. Originally, these transformations occurred almost independent of one another, but more recently mobile and cloud have started to cross paths in big ways and businesses need to take notice. The new intersection is referred to as mobile backend as a service, or MBaaS. Essentially, this is a cloud computing service that gives developers means to connect their applications to backend cloud storage and APIs exposed by back end applications. The service comes bundled with user management, push notifications, and integration with social networking services to provide an integrated cloud-based mobile development environment.
There are a growing number of MbaaS solutions on the market such as Kony, Appcelerator Cloud, and AnyPresence that are giving mobile developers today more flexible options for building, testing, and managing applications in the cloud. For tech savvy businesses, getting aligned with MBaaS will be an important way to streamline their mobile strategy and stay ahead of the competition.
There’s more to come . . . join us in the last segment for still more ways to get your business “in the clouds.”