With cloud computing, you don’t need to make large upfront investments in hardware and spend a lot of time on the heavy lifting of managing that hardware. Instead, you can provision exactly the right type and size of computing resources you need to power your newest bright idea or operate your IT department. You can access as many resources as you need, almost instantly, and only pay for what you use.

Cloud computing provides a simple way to access servers, storage, databases and a broad set of application services over the Internet. A Cloud services platform such as Amazon Web Services owns and maintains the network-connected hardware required for these application services, while you provision and use what you need via a web application.

Most cloud computing services fall into three broad categories: infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service (Saas). These are sometimes called the cloud computing stack, because they build on top of one another. Knowing what they are and how they are different makes it easier to accomplish your business goals.

  • Create new apps and services
  • Store, back up and recover data
  • Host websites and blogs
  • Stream audio and video
  • Deliver software on demand
  • Analyse data for patterns and make predictions

Service offerings

  • Cloud Migration and Management Services
    • Application Migration to the Cloud: Re-host applications to the cloud, re-engineer applications for the cloud or replace with COTS cloud options.
    • Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud Management Services: Options include public cloud hosting such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, client-hosted private cloud or Cognizant cloud infrastructure.
    • COTS Software Deployment to the Cloud: Applications readily moved to the cloud include Microsoft SharePoint‑on‑demand and SAP‑on‑demand.
    • Use of Cloud VMs for Development, Testing and Training: Includes support and testing of large‑scale web applications such as e‑commerce sites.
    • High-Performance Computing: HPC applications that require significant processing power on demand are well suited to cloud migration such as big data applications.
  • Cloud Centric Application Development with the cloud principles of multi-tenancy, elastic scaling and easy integration and administration in its design.