What are cloud services and how do they work?

Cloud services are programs and tools that allow businesses to remotely manage and automate business processes. They work by subscription and are used by both small companies and large corporations, helping to automate and scale business for relatively little money.
Cloud services are widely used by businesses to interact with users. For example, Internet acquiring services and online cash registers, cashless tips, website designers, CRM systems can work in this format. Therefore, cloud services can help in solving many business tasks at low costs. Let's figure out what their advantages are, what they are, and how companies can switch to them.

Cloud services have a number of advantages:

  • Flexibility. Usually, companies can choose the necessary functions for themselves and not overpay for unnecessary ones.
  • Quick and easy integration. If we compare the connection of the "cloud" with "boxed" programs, then the first wins both in cost and speed.
  • Remote access. Thanks to this, cloud services are ideal for performing tasks where several people are busy — everyone sees each other's actions online. Also, cloud services allow you to have access to the necessary documents, files and data at any time.
  • Safety. Cloud services spend a lot of resources on this and, as a rule, guarantee that your data will be safe and remain confidential.

"Clouds" are divided into different types:

Public — when the virtual infrastructure is managed by the provider, and access to them is provided to users via the Internet. This is the most common type of "clouds".
Private — when the infrastructure is used only within one company. They are most often used when working with the most sensitive and protected data. Private cloud services are completely owned by the client. They are usually chosen by companies that fall under special security requirements.

Hybrid — when part of the infrastructure is in a public cloud, and part is in a private one. They are usually chosen by companies that want to combine the capabilities of a public "cloud" with the security capabilities provided by private ones.

Cloud services are also divided by the type of services they provide. The most popular of them are the following:

SaaS (Software as a Service) — software as a service. This is a subscription-based software license model. The client receives a ready—made solution - it does not need to be configured or modified. For example, these are services such as Gmail or Google Docs. Online payment services can work according to the same model — for example, CloudSoft (part of the Cloud group), which allows you to manage payments around the world. To enable the possibility of accepting online payments from abroad for your business, leave a request on the website