Infrastructure as a Service is defined as computer infrastructure, such as virtualization, being delivered as a service. IaaS is popular in the data center where software and servers are purchased as a fully outsourced service and usually billed on usage and how much of the resource is used – compared to the traditional method of buying software and servers outright. May also be called enterprise-level hosting platform.
Desktop-as-a-service is a form of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) in which the VDI is outsourced and handled by a third party. Also called hosted desktop services, desktop-as-a-service is frequently delivered as a dedicated solution or cloud service along with the apps needed for use on the virtual desktop.
A Desktop-as-a-service provider like Crazy Inc. typically handles storing, securing and backing up a user’s data, as well as upgrades for the DaaS service and supported applications.
Desktop virtualization, often called client virtualization, is a virtualization technology used to separate a computer desktop environment from the physical computer. Desktop virtualization is considered a type of client-server computing model because the “virtualized” desktop is stored on a centralized, or remote, server and not the physical machine being virtualized.
Desktop virtualization “virtualizes desktop computers” and these virtual desktop environments are “served” to users on the network. You interact with a virtual desktop in the same way you would use a physical desktop.
A major benefit of desktop virtualization is that is lets you remotely log in to access your desktop from any location.
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is a popular method of desktop virtualization. This type of desktop virtualization uses the server computing model, as the desktop virtualization in this scenario is enabled through hardware and software. VDI hosts the desktop environment in a virtual machine (VM) that runs on a centralized or remote server.
Personal Cloud Storage applies to storing an individual’s data in the cloud or remote servers and providing the individual with access to the data from anywhere.
Personal cloud storage also often enables syncing and sharing stored data across multiple devices such as mobile phones and tablet computers. Personal cloud storage is also frequently referred to as mobile cloud storage or pocket cloud storage.
Apple’s iCloud, Windows SkyDrive and Google Drive are currently the most popular examples of personal cloud storage.
Hard drive manufacturers are increasingly providing personal cloud storage services as well via offerings like the Western Digital MyBook Live and Seagate GoFlex lines of hard drives.
Public Cloud Storage is a form of cloud storage where the enterprise and storage service provider are separate and the data is stored outside of the enterprise’s data center. With public cloud storage, or external storage clouds, enterprises and small businesses offload their data storage and archival / backup needs to a third-party cloud storage service provider, freeing them from the expensive costs of having to purchase, manage and maintain on-premises storage hardware and software resources.
In most cases, public cloud storage can also be deployed much faster and with more scalability and accessibility than on-premises data storage. In addition to storing static data, public cloud storage services can often store live data generated by applications running on a company’s on-premises resources.
Private Cloud Storage is a form of cloud storage where the enterprise data and cloud storage resources both reside within the enterprise’s data center and behind the firewall. Also known as internal storage clouds, private cloud storage services are managed inside the data center and as a result almost always carry higher capital and maintenance costs than public cloud storage services due to the enterprise needing to provide the data center space, network connectivity, power and cooling.
Private cloud storage does help resolve the potential for security and performance concerns while still offering many of the benefits of cloud storage such as scalability, reliability, rapid deployment and the option of management by a specialized cloud storage provider.
Platform as a Service is defined as a computing platform being delivered as a service. Here the platform is outsourced in place of a company or data center purchasing and managing their own hardware and software layers. Typically, PaaS facilitates deployment of applications, application development, testing, and also supports the building, testing and hosting of Web applications. PaaS enables IT to develop, test, deploy, host, and also update from a single streamlined environment. May also be referred to as cloudware.
About Crazy Inc.
Crazy Inc. is an IaaS provider offering low-cost, easy to use and simple to deploy virtual desktops & hosting solutions.
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