What is a Cloud Platform?

A cloud platform hosts computing services and delivers them to users through the internet. It offers services like:

  • Analytics
  • Software
  • Intelligence
  • Databases
  • Servers
  • Networking
  • Storage

 

Unlike an on-premise system, which stores everything on servers in your facility, cloud platforms bring you innovative features faster, offer flexibility and help you save money. You don't own the infrastructure or data centers with a cloud system. The cloud service provider owns and maintains these things, and you are essentially renting access to their resources. With cloud computing, you only pay for what you use, so you can plan for these set operational costs in your budget.

You can use cloud services to:

  • Create applications based in the cloud (or "cloud native")
  • Test and build your applications
  • Analyze data to make informed decisions
  • Store, save and recover data for security
  • Embed intelligence to get insights on your customers
  • Deliver software on-demand, so you have the latest version wherever you are
  • Stream audio and video wherever you are

 

There are three methods of deployment for cloud services — public cloud, private cloud and hybrid cloud. The services offered within these clouds are classified into four categories:

The Benefits of a Cloud Platform

Using a cloud services platform offers many benefits, such as:

  • Simple scaling: You can change the amount of storage, bandwidth and other specs you have as you see fit, so you can scale your platform up or down to fit your needs.
  • Better performance: Cloud platforms run on a network of upgraded and efficient data centers, which is better than using just one data center because the network will run quicker and with fewer lags.
  • Increased productivity: With a cloud system, you can deflect many IT responsibilities to your cloud provider, giving your IT team more time to work on other business initiatives.
  • Higher speed: Because a cloud platform has on-demand self-services, you'll have any resource you need right away, making for flexible, quick decision-making.
  • Improved security: Your cloud provider has the technology in place to keep your data, infrastructure and apps protected from cyber attacks.
  • Easy backup and recovery: With everything stored in the cloud, any business interruption at your facility won't harm your data, so recovering from a power outage or weather event is easier and less costly.
  • Cost savings: With cloud computing, your cloud provider takes on the expenses for hardware, data centers and the staff to run it, which saves your business money.

Cloud Computing Platforms Velocity Manages

There are a lot of popular cloud services available. To help tackle it all, partner with Velocity, an experienced manager across many cloud applications. Our cloud management platforms include:

AWS

The deep experience Velocity Technology Solutions has in migrating and managing complex enterprise applications to the cloud has enabled the creation of robust enterprise patterns that are compliant with the AWS Well-Architected framework, resulting in immediate benefits, including a reduced total cost of ownership (TCO), higher resiliency, and security.

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OCI

Reduce costs and increase productivity with state-of-the-art Oracle® cloud applications. Designed using the latest technological advances and best practices gathered from Oracle's thousands of customers, Oracle cloud applications are open standards-based business applications that set a new path for the way companies innovate, work, and adopt technology.

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VCAMP

VCAMP, powered by Velocity Zoom, transforms the way enterprise applications are managed by delivering a significant total cost of ownership advantage, reducing enterprise risk and assuring the highest levels of visibility, control and service to ensure that you are getting the most from your enterprise applications.

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Why Velocity for Cloud Platform Management?

Cloud management is necessary for your business's efficiency and security. Trust the experts at Velocity to manage your back-end tasks. We have overseen cloud management for hundreds of customers just like you, so we can help you transform your business.

Speak with our team today about cloud management platform solutions for your business. We will review your needs, identify solutions to meet them and develop a unique plan for your company  all at no cost. To get started, fill out our contact form on our website.

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