Cloud computing is the phrase used to describe different scenarios in which computing resource is delivered as a service over a network connection. Cloud computing is the on-demand availability of computer system resources, especially data storage and computing power, without direct active management by the user. The term is generally used to describe data centers available to many users over the Internet.
It allows companies to use latest and appropriate technology as a service, be it Software as a Service (SaaS) or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), with the flexibility to pay-per-use business models by moving to IT as a subscription so that you get to pay for what you use, when you use it.
1. Azure ( IAAS AND PAAS)
Partner Level- Silver.
Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service created by Microsoft for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services through Microsoft-managed data centers.
Infrastructure as Service (IaaS) is one of the three fundamental service models of cloud computing alongside Platform as Service and Software as a Service (Saas). All cloud computing services provides access to computing resource in a virtualized environment, “the Cloud”, across a public connection, usually the internet. In the case of IaaS the computing resource provided is specifically that of virtualized hardware, in other words, computing infrastructure. The definition includes such offerings as Virtual server space, Network connections, Bandwidth, IP addresses and Load balancers. Physically, the pool of hardware resource is pulled from a multitude of servers and networks usually distributed across numerous Data centers, all of which the cloud provider is responsible for maintaining. The client, on the other hand, is given access to the virtualized components in order to build their own IT platforms.
Resource is available as and when the client needs it and therefore, there are no delays in expanding capacity or the wastage of unused capacity
The underlying physical hardware that supports an IaaS service is set up and maintained by the cloud provider, saving the time and cost of doing so on the client side.
3.Pay – as – Use
The service can be accessed on demand and client pays for the resource that they actually use.
The service can usually be accessed from any location as long as there is an internet connection and the security protocol of the cloud allows it
5.No single point of failure
If one server or network switch, for example, were to fail, the broader service would be unaffected due to the remaining multitude of hardware resources and redundancy configurations. For many services if one entire data center were to go offline, never mind one server, the IaaS service could still run successfully
2. Office 365 ( SAAS)
Partnership Level- Silver
Office 365 plans include the desktop version of the latest Office applications, where users can install across multiple computers and devices. The fully installed applications include: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access (Publisher and Access are available on PC only) and you can install them across multiple devices, including PCs, Macs, Android tablets, Android phones, iPad, and iPhone. When you have an active Office 365 subscription that includes the desktop version of Office, you always have the most up-to-date version of the applications.
1. Anytime Anywhere
Microsoft® Office 365 provides web-enabled access to email, important documents, contacts, and calendar on almost any device-including PCs, Macintosh computers, iPhones, Android phones, and BlackBerry smartphones
2. Email, Collaborations
Enhance your Office experience with Office 365 features like a 50-gigabyte (GB) mailbox that accommodates attachments up to 25 megabytes (MB), calendaring, contacts, online meetings, instant messaging, document collaboration and more
3. Safety and Security
Security is priority at Microsoft data centers. With Office 365, you can use the same systems used by Microsoft and other enterprises worldwide to help protect email, documents, and networks. Microsoft data centers help safeguard your data and are certified to meet multiple industry-standard certifications.
4. Single Sign-on(SSO)
Users can store their password in the system tray of their machine to avoid having to repeatedly sign in.
Users receive business-class service including IT admin phone support, a financially-backed 99.9% uptime guarantee, geo-redundant data centers, disaster recovery, robust security, privacy controls, and standards.
6. No Licensing Issues
Office 365 includes all licensing and it can be deployed company-wide. This means
everyone has the same version of Microsoft Office, and all users receive upgrades at the same time.
3. Adobe on Cloud ( SAAS)
Partnership Level- Certified.
Document Cloud and Creative Cloud
Adobe Creative Cloud is Software as a service (SAAS) offering from Adobe Systems that gives users access to a collection of software developed by Adobe for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, and cloud services. In Creative Cloud, a monthly or annual subscription service is delivered over the Internet. Software from Creative Cloud is downloaded from the Internet, installed directly on a local computer and used as long as the subscription remains valid. Online updates and multiple languages are included in the CC.