Cloud-hosting services

Cloud-hosting services provide hosting on virtual servers, which pull their computing resources from high-end servers that obtain their storage from a SAN. Access to resources is either via a lease line or the internet. The cloud provider has full responsibility over the hardware and availability of the IT systems:

  • Example 1: A company that makes Easter eggs has its own on-premises where they manufacture the eggs, and delivery trucks to take them to their suppliers. They may need to take on additional staff around Easter, so they then have a small public cloud for the busy period—this is known as a hybrid model.
  • Example 2: A new company cannot afford its own IT administrators as the turnover is limited, so they decide ...

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