Over the past few years, we’ve had many clients implement strategies to migrate their business applications to the cloud, and we understand why. Cloud offerings have a clear, crisp, and well-articulated value proposition — all the benefits of innovative technology solutions, and none of the risks associated with owning the physical infrastructure. No doubt, this seems like a silver bullet to address many IT challenges. But as with any new technology solution, it’s important to articulate why you want to shift to the cloud, to make sure it’s the right move for you.
What is the Cloud?
“Cloud” is a term used to describe the outsourcing of some infrastructure components to a third-party provider. There are different ways that companies outsource to the cloud. Here are some common definitions.
SAAS: Software as a Service
Software as a service (SaaS) is a software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted. It is sometimes referred to as “on-demand software”.