Cloud Computing has become quite a buzzword. It includes almost everything that is hosted on the internet, be it platform, infrastructure and software. Cloud computing has been broadly divided into three services Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). On cloud, the services are sold on the basis of demand. If you want to use a payroll system just for 2 days at the end of the month then you would be charged only for the two days. Cloud Computing results in a big load shift for a company. It is often considered as a cost saving technology. But, this happens only if used strategically. Cloud computing could a fantastic value-added service if used properly.
Below infographic on cloud computing shows how companies still spend half of their time on Server Management even when cloud computing can help them reduce this considerably.
The reality of cloud computing infographic by Rackspace UK.