Data as a Service (DaaS) – not to be confused with Desktop as a Service – has been called the “cousin” of software as a service. Like all members of the “as a Service” (aaS) family, DaaS is a cloud strategy used to facilitate the accessibility of business-critical data in a well-timed, protected and affordable manner. DaaS is based on the concept that specific, useful data can be supplied to users on demand, regardless of any organizational or geographical separation between consumers and providers.
The widespread adoption of cloud computing and mobile is changing our lives, the way we do business and how we handle our day-to-day chores. In many ways, mobility and cloud computing play a significant role from both a consumer and enterprise user standpoint.
The world is changing. Massive urbanization, inadequate transportation systems and increasingly limited energy resources are all affecting how we live today and in the future. The PC completely changed the way people work, and today, we are witnessing a new revolution with the convergence of the cloud and the billions of mobile devices in use today. Physical location no longer matters, so the best talent can be sourced wherever they are to create unique, global teams based on expertise.
Now that we all have our “heads” in the cloud, it’s important to understand where we are headed with Hybrid Clouds. The evolution of cloud computing has taken the data center and all of the required supporting technologies to a new level, so it’s important to understand what the step will be.
When it comes to a high-level understanding of the cloud platform, there are 4 models generally known:
In terms of business models, the Internet of Things (IoT) shift is generating unprecedented opportunities that can be seized by companies to develop new services, enhance productivity and efficiency, improve real-time decision making, solve critical problems, and develop new and innovative user experiences.
When you were young, did you ever wonder what the future might look like? I did, and it sure looks more and more like we’re heading into what I imagined. Like I mentioned in a previous article, the Internet is no longer confined to just desktops, tablets or smartphones, it’s expanding into every part of consumers daily lives and into their homes.