What Is Cloud Technology? What are the Benefits? | Parallels Explains

What Is Cloud Technology?

what is cloud technologyCloud technology makes it possible to deliver computing power and resources as a service over a network. With cloud computer, you don’t need the resources to be physically present at the customer location. This is a cost-effective solution that allows companies to run IT operations as an outsourced unit without many in-house resources.

Cloud technology enables on-demand delivery of IT resources and services over the network as a pay-as-you-go model, benefitting organizations. It saves a lot in terms of upfront investment in the initial setup and management hurdles of the resources. The most beneficial part of implementing cloud technology is that resource provisioning and decommissioning take a few clicks in the web portal of the service, saving both time and money. A few global cloud technology enablers—also known as cloud service providers (CSP)—are Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services™ (AWS).

Cloud technology implementation can come with built-in disaster recovery, which allows for a high-availability infrastructure, retaining users’ performance in downtime situations.

Challenges with cloud technologies

While cloud technology can vastly improve businesses, challenges also exist.

How Parallels RAS leverages cloud technology

Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) is your go-to choice when it comes to deploying virtual apps and desktops into various cloud technology models, such as Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Platform as a Service (PaaS). With features such as automated configuration wizards and pre-built virtual machine templates, organizations can configure and deploy Parallels RAS solutions into cloud services, such as Azure, in less than 30 mins.

Parallels RAS also provides multi-cloud capability, which ensures portability and strategic benefits for larger organizations. The solution is equipped with cutting-edge security features, such as multifactor authentication (MFA), advanced permission filtering, encrypted connections and role-based access control (RBAC), eliminating worries about data transferring and access. Parallels RAS also supports hybrid cloud deployment.

Try your 30-day trial of Parallels RAS to experience the power of a VDI solution in the cloud!


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Medium.com| https://medium.com/faun/10-disadvantages-risks-of-cloud-computing-35111de75611