Layers of the cloud

It’s virtual

The cloud is a pool of computing resources located in a secure data center that you access over the Internet.

It’s scalable

Because it’s virtual it’s also infinitely scalable. As your business needs change, you don’t have to worry about running out of capacity. You can scale up or down quickly and easily without incurring astronomical costs.

It’s secure

It’s hosted in data center facilities that have strict security measures in place, such as physical surveillance and access control 24x7x365, redundant Internet and power supply.

It’s affordable

Rather than purchasing servers, storage, software licenses and networking equipment, you pay for all the computing resources you need as a bundled service.

Cloud computing – where the responsibility lies

Packaged
Software

You manage

  • Applications
  • Data
  • Runtime
  • Middleware
  • O/S
  • Virtualization
  • Servers
  • Storage
  • Networking

Infrastructure
(as a Service)

You manageManaged by vendor

  • Applications
  • Data
  • Runtime
  • Middleware
  • O/S
  • Virtualization
  • Servers
  • Storage
  • Networking

Platform
(as a Service)

You manageManaged by vendor

  • Applications
  • Data
  • Runtime
  • Middleware
  • O/S
  • Virtualization
  • Servers
  • Storage
  • Networking

Software
(as a Service)

You manageManaged by vendor

  • Applications
  • Data
  • Runtime
  • Middleware
  • O/S
  • Virtualization
  • Servers
  • Storage
  • Networking