Enterprise Cloud Services
Enterprise Cloud Services refers to the extension of software, infrastructure and platforms as a service, within a private cloud computing environment. Enterprise Cloud Services may be delivered internally, using on-premise IT resources, or may be delivered externally, by a third party enterprise cloud services provider. Enterprise Cloud Services can provide a variety of benefits to an organization,which contribute to its increasing use and popularity, as an alternative to traditional methods of delivering IT services within an enterprise.
Cost Savings Benefits of Enterprise Cloud Services
Organizations of all sizes can realize a significant cost savings for IT services, such as lowered IT operational costs and lowered capital expenses for IT assets, by deploying enterprise cloud services. Organizations who use enterprise cloud services no longer need to invest in server hardware, network infrastructure or security tools. Instead, these IT resources can be purchased on a subscription basis from a third party enterprise cloud services provider, for a fraction of the cost, thereby freeing up capital for other business uses. In addition, many software applications will no longer need to be maintained or upgraded, since software can also be purchased on a subscription basis. This provides a significant cost savings to any enterprise that has been previously saddled with the need to constantly upgrade or replace on-premise software applications, etc. New business start-ups and small businesses, in particular, have a great deal to gain from using enterprise cloud services, since they typically have smaller budgets available for the procurement of IT resources.
Operational Benefits of Enterprise Cloud Services
A variety of operational benefits may be realized by organizations who deploy enterprise cloud services including: a capacity to rapidly deliver new or enhanced software, an ability to rapidly meet an increased demand on IT hardware resources during times of peak use and the ability to optimize the the utilization of on-premise IT resources by introducing virtualization, automation and service management methods into the private cloud computing environment. In addition, another benefit of enterprise cloud computing services, when hosted on-premise, is that many of the advantages of public cloud services can be gained, without sacrificing security. This is because, unlike public cloud services, an on-premise (private) enterprise cloud can be firewalled to limit the threat of malicious attacks against organizational IT resources. What’s more, externally hosted enterprise cloud services provide a higher level of fault tolerance and a capacity for disaster recovery that simply can not be rivaled by most enterprise IT departments.