Because we are in a digital age, it is very important to take care of our online space. Our apps, software and network need protection to avoid malicious attacks and interruptions. Hence, the existence of a cloud service. A proper cloud service provides easy and affordable access to applications, resources, without the need for internal infrastructure. Cloud services provides stronger services, but are these services truly secure?
According to RedHat, Cloud services are infrastructures, platforms, or software that are hosted by third-party providers and made available to users through the internet. They ensure the flow and flexibility of user experience.
Cloud services facilitate the flow of user data from front-end clients like laptops and mobile devices, through the internet, to the provider’s systems, and back. They promote the building and flexibility of working in the cloud. Users can have access to cloud services with nothing more than a computer, operating system, and a strong internet. They are also managed by cloud computing vendors.
There are three major types of cloud services solutions:
- Software as a service (SaaS): The most popular cloud computing service is Software as a service aka SaaS. Software as a service is a software delivering model whereby a software is licensed on a subscription basis and is a general host. It is a cloud-based service which allow users have access to an application through an internet browser, instead of downloading the software on your desktop PC. Examples of SaaS includes Slack, Dropbox, Microsoft Office 365, and lots more.
- Infrastructure as a service (IaaS): Infrastructure as a service or IaaS provides infrastructures needed by cloud service providers to manage SaaS tools. It is a cloud computing service that where businesses rent or lease servers for compute and storage in the cloud. It eliminates the need for on-site installations. Examples of IaaS are Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Compute Engine.
- Platform as a service (PaaS): Platform as a service or PaaS, is a platform-based category of cloud computing service, that allows users to run, manage and instigate what is called a modular bundle, which consist of a computing platform and other applications, without needing to maintain and build the infrastructure associated with developing and launching the application(s). A lot of IaaS vendors, just like the examples above, offer PaaS capabilities.
Cloud services are made to be safe, especially when they are secured. According to Norton Life Lock, the data that you save with cloud service providers may likely be safer than the information you’ve stored in your computer’s hard drive. Although dangerous software like malware, being put in place by cyber criminals to destroy files still exist, most organizations undertake strong safety measures in provision of cloud services. Theirs are more powerful than the ones inputted on home computers and devices, hence the need for end user security.
Cloud service keeps your data secured and free from all harmful threats. With the right cloud services provider, you have absolutely nothing to worry about malicious attacks!
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