Cloud services let businesses delegate the management of infrastructure to third-party providers to allow them to focus on their business applications and use the data to inspire innovation. For example, a company could switch expensive server centers and IT departments for speedy Internet connections that allow employees access online applications and files. The provider manages the hardware middleware, application software and security, while users simply use the service on-demand to complete their tasks. This is particularly useful for commodity applications such as social media management or email.

For enterprise-scale systems, cloud providers also offer infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as service (PaaS) and software as service (SaaS). IaaS offers the greatest control over IT resources, PaaS caters to developers, and SaaS gives users the most control. These three models allow users to pay for their services as they go, thus reducing maintenance costs.

Cloud computing has real benefits for businesses, even if some are still skeptics. Dropbox for instance, lets you upload files and save them directly to your computer. Cloud storage is a physical device located in a myriad of locations across the globe.

Cloud services are incredibly flexible and are able to work with various types of environments, without restricting users to one provider for all their work. Multi-cloud is a result this flexibility. Businesses may choose to mix and blend cloud capabilities from various providers.

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