Cloud Services

Cloud Services is a broadly used term for IT Services to enable ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to the internet to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released.

It covers a wide range of resources that a service provider delivers to customers via the internet. Characteristics of cloud services include self-provisioning and elasticity; that is, customers can provision services on an on-demand basis and shut them down when no longer necessary. In addition, customers typically subscribe, under a monthly billing arrangement, for example, rather than pay for software licenses and supporting server and network infrastructure upfront.