Software for your cloud solution
The cloud architecture describes the interaction of several components of the infrastructure. It creates concrete plans for implementation, taking into account all relevant business and IT-specific framework conditions. Designing a cloud architecture is very challenging. It is important to select suitable service models for cloud components, to take into account all the requirements derived from the cloud strategy, and to design the architecture so flexibly that future adjustments can also be implemented.
Software and hardware for your cloud solution
Applications have the great advantage that they are often available free of charge or cheaply and can be used immediately. This is tempting for employees, as they could use such services without detours and without internal workflows to procure software. The company’s own IT would have no knowledge of this. However, this circumstance often brings with it problems, f.e. when it comes to compliance and data protection or access rights and the complexity of the IT environment.
What does a Cloud Architect do?
In order to be able to show the job profile and scope of duties of the Cloud Architect, the term Cloud Computing must first be discussed for a better understanding.
Cloud computing means that any service is available and can be used over the Internet. Servers, software, platforms, databases, algorithms and storage space are therefore available on demand. This saves companies a great deal of time and money for operating their own data center (on-premises). Plus: You benefit from the faster speed and the required data security is given. On the other hand, various data protection and data security issues must be taken into account in this context.
Cloud computing enables different service models:
- Software as a Service (SaaS): SaaS can also be referred to as software on demand and stands for the offer of software collections and applications.
- Platform as a Service (PaaS): PaaS offers programming and runtime environments Users can have their own applications developed and executed.
- Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): Users can create their own virtual computer clusters. This allows them to install and operate their software independently.
- Cloud delivery models – i.e. the decision as to who the service is available to – can be public clouds, private clouds or even the hybrid cloud. Depending on the needs of the company, the cloud computing platforms are private, public or a mixture of both.
- A Cloud Architect supports companies in the integration of cloud-based applications as well as in the management and design of cloud architectures. To this end, they work with modern cloud technologies and cloud architecture patterns and develops robust, secure, scalable and dynamic solutions to achieve corporate goals.
Strategically planning your cloud
When designing the cloud, a strategic approach is therefore important so that the cloud architecture and cloud infrastructure are properly built on top of each other and guidelines are observed. As a team of experienced cloud engineers, Axon takes over the planning of the infrastructure and implements the applications and services from Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and the Google Cloud Platform in your individually designed cloud. For this Axon offers scalable solutions that you and your team can access from anywhere.
Axon team ensures that everything runs smoothly and takes care of the hardware, such as network components, storage systems, servers, and the connection to the cloud provider’s data centers. With appropriate monitoring tools, Axon also ensures that your cloud solution remains efficient even when updates, extensions or maintenance are necessary. When Axon builds your cloud, the team considers your needs to create a meaningful, clear, and easy-to-use cloud architecture. You keep costs under control because you only pay for the software and hardware that you actually use.
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