Apple reportedly claims to improve its cloud services

Apple is planning to improve its cloud services, by team building and developing the new technology which enables the Apple to run on its servers. This means they will have the iCloud, Siri, Apple Pay, Maps team, as well as parts of the iTunes and Apple Music teams, all at the Infinite Loop campus, rather than spread across the multiple smaller sites.

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Perhaps more consequentially, Apple is looking forward for hosting the cloud services, which is presently taken care by Amazon and Google. Pie, is one of the software which they are enhancing to put all its services in a single place; it’s also said to be developing a photo storage system that Apple could host on its own.

This can be a boon for the Apple as Amazon and Google both offer unlimited cloud storage for options. Apple charges its customer beyond anything. Apple getting it together in the cloud isn’t simply a matter of bugs, it’s likely also a matter of lowering costs so that It can math competitors’ compelling offerings.

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Salesforce plans major migration on Amazon Web Services

Salesforce made an announcement of migrating its core services on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The major services included in this migration are Sales Cloud, App Cloud, Analytics Cloud, Service Cloud, Community Cloud and others. Also, Salesforce, a top CRM service is already using the AWS services for its SalesforceIQ, Marketing Cloud Social Studio, and Heroku services. This big deal with AWS costs for $400 million for the next four years as told by an unnamed source.

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“There is no public cloud infrastructure provider that is more sophisticated or has more robust enterprise capabilities for supporting the needs of our growing global customer base,” Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said in a statement.

Even the major giants like Apple and Dropbox have diversified their cloud infrastructure, yet AWS services continue to dominate the cloud computing market. This is a big deal made by Salesforce to the Amazon $10 billion cloud business. This is the first ever time, Salesforce will use AWS for its core services. The Synergy Research Group research states that Amazon already contributes 31% of the cloud market in 2015, followed by Microsoft 9%, IBM 7%, Google 4% and Salesforce 4%.

The deal is very important for Salesforce as this giant is trying to connect with maximum customers globally and serve their strict requirements of saving data securely. As Amazon has already established itself in big countries like China, where the data security is a strict requirement, hence by signing a deal with AWS will add a bonus for Salesforce to enter the market easily.

Mr. Benioff said that, down the line, A.W.S. may also become competitive purely on price, as their scale and engineering enables them to run big computing systems at a lower cost. “If Amazon, Microsoft, and Google are smart, the price difference will change,” he said.

As Salesforce need to grow internationally by 27% per year, deal with AWS services is a big step towards the goal. This deal will expand the Salesforce internationally. Selecting AWS as the preferred public cloud provider, Salesforce is ready to whirl their service promptly without investing in any upfront cost. However, Salesforce will continue to provide support and invest in its own data centers.

Manage a business with Cloud Technology Services

There are a lot of reasons for a business to want to adopt cloud computing or cloud technology services. Usually, there is no one reason why a business opts to adopt cloud computing. The decision will depend on a complex combination of reasons, instead of being based on a sole factor. The reasons do not universally apply. Cloud computing does usually provide for instance, greater agility but does not always lower costs or mean better service quality. The buyers or customer decisions help a business access whether cloud is appropriate or not and what cloud service to choose.

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The first major reason for a business to use cloud technology services is agility. Cloud computing provides enhanced agility since it has on-demand self-service and fast elasticity. Information Technology resources could be acquire and deployed faster. Once deployed, they could be either increased or decreased to meet demand. Meaning, businesses could innovate, introduce new services and products, join new markets and adapt to changing situations.

For small and medium businesses, there are endless benefits to cloud computing. It saves time and money by improving productivity, boosting collaboration and promoting innovation. Cloud hosting provides all kinds of information-sharing, including email services, app hosting, data storage, web-based phone systems and more. In business, cloud systems are used by companies of all sizes and shapes, from small companies to multinational corporations. Organizations use cloud computing for accessing information anytime, anywhere using any compatible device. Cloud technology services work by making information available from a central web-based hub that offers proper credentials access from any location as long as there is an internet connection. Furthermore, cloud syncs data for all connected devices to the cloud, keeping them updated with information in real-time.

There are three types of cloud services that businesses use, as given below:

  1. Public Cloud. A service built on an external platform which is run by a cloud-service provider. Uses get their own cloud within a shared infrastructure. The provider offers everything, from resources to security and maintenance. Because it is managed by an outside company for a wide range of customers, it is great for companies that require more cost-effectiveness, elasticity and the latest technology.
  2. Private Cloud. Built within one’s own walls on the hardware and software. Since it is managed by an internal IT team, it is ideal for companies requiring exclusive access, great control over the system and more flexibility.  However, organizations create their own data centers, which make it a more expensive option.
  3. Hybrid Cloud. Employs private and public clouds. The company’s own IT team manages part of it in-house and the rest off-site. Hybrid cloud systems are used by all kinds of organizations but 46 percent more likely to be used by bigger organizations with over a thousand employees.

For more details about which cloud to be used, check out this blog – Private Vs Public Cloud.

With cloud, anyone can work as long as there is an internet connection. The result is that businesses could offer more flexible working perks to employees so they could enjoy the work-life balance that fits them with affecting productivity.