What is cloud computing?
Cloud computing provides convenient on-demand access to shared pools of virtual resources, including processing, storage, networking, applications and services.
A cloud platform is a software-defined infrastructure that delivers all the management and automation tools needed to give users easy access to these resources, usually through a self-service portal. It also delivers monitoring and auto-scaling capabilities to match resources to the level of user demand.
What are the benefits of the cloud?
The cloud is ideal for providing fast and easy access to the resources and capacity needed for software development projects and for providing an incubation environment for new services and innovation.
The right cloud strategy can also deliver the agility and scalability to help your organization respond quickly to new demands, support DevOps initiatives and drive business growth. By automating and speeding up time-consuming tasks, it can free up your IT and operations teams for more productive and profitable activities.
The cloud also provides a convenient path to IT modernization and for restructuring the economics of your IT systems.