What is Cloud Migration?

Cloud migration involves the process of moving relevant business data, applications, and other important elements of an organization from its desktops and servers to the cloud. Cloud migration makes cloud computing possible, wherein the cloud performs all the computing that was earlier performed by mobile devices, laptops, or desktops.

IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)

IaaS forms the basic foundation of cloud computing and includes data backup, data storage, and data security. AWS or Amazon Web Services is a typical example of IaaS service provider, who offer databases, storage, private virtual servers, and other support services on demand and bill by the hour or by data consumed

SaaS (Software as a Service)

SaaS providers generally provide access to internet-based software for corporations and businesses on a monthly rental basis, or in some cases, based on per-user basis. Quite a few high end software including entire Adobe’s suite of editing and graphic design software are now offered as a cloud subscription service.

PaaS (Platform as a Service)

Many people consider PaaS to be the next evolution for the cloud, wherein the PaaS vendors provide an entire framework and basic functions using which their clients can develop their own applications. Microsoft Azure and Force.com from Salesforce are perfect examples of PaaS service providers.