What is cloud computing?
Simply put, cloud computing makes it possible for users to access data, applications, and services over the Internet. The cloud eliminates the need for costly hardware, such as hard drives and servers – and gives users the ability to work from anywhere. Over 90% of businesses are already using cloud technology in a public, private, or hybrid cloud environment. The major benefits of cloud include:
- Elasticity: Scale up or down quickly to meet computing demand
- Affordability: Only pay for what you use, and minimise hardware and IT costs
- Availability: Get 24/7 cloud system access from anywhere, on any device
- Simplicity: Free IT from managing servers and updating software
Cloud software offers a number of distinct advantages that help sharpen your competitive edge.
The top 3 reasons to move to the cloud:
- Use it to deploy faster, with lower upfront costs
- Accelerate innovation cycles with hassle-free, more frequent updates
- Leverage anytime scalability and dynamic capacity to boost flexibility and compete with big businesses.
With a public cloud, services are delivered to customers over a network that’s open for public usage. Public clouds offer efficiency and affordability, and are often multi-tenant – meaning the provider runs your service in a shared environment.
A hybrid cloud is a composition of two or more clouds (public or private) – often from multiple providers. Hybrid clouds offer variety, so you can pick and choose which aspects of your business to include in a hybrid landscape, a build of both cloud and on-premise.
Cloud integration scenarios:
As companies digitise the enterprise, leveraging the best solutions from cloud with your SAP solutions helps establish your platform for innovation and business process automation. With sophisticated integration options and built-in integration from SAP, you can connect your core suite with other SAP and third-party cloud solutions.