By now most people have heard about cloud computing services, but what does cloud mean? While cloud services may vary in their particulars, a cloud computing definition identifies the core features and benefits that are common across all clouds.
From the perspective of service users, cloud computing services have these main features:
The wide range of services offered by cloud computing companies can be categorized into three basic types:
Whatever type of cloud computing services you use, one thing is certain: large quantities of data will move back and forth between your end users and the cloud provider’s data centers, over the internet.
That’s why whatever type of cloud services you use, Akamai can help your organization have a better cloud experience and reap greater benefits from your cloud services investment.
Leveraging our own global cloud network consisting of more than 216,000 application acceleration servers in over 120 countries, Akamai enables our customers to experience consistent high performance from the IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS services that they use, thereby boosting adoption rates and user productivity. In support of mobile cloud computing, we also offer services for automated content transformation and optimization, so your end users can tap into the cloud from any device, from anywhere, at any time.