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What are Cloud Services?

It is called ‘Cloud services’ every program or service that can be accessed via Internet that doesn’t necessarily mean it is connected through a computer.


Generally, Cloud services are made up of various centers that are resposible of processing data using a specialized and installed software for this service. While these centers take care and maintain our data, we can Access them through any device knowing that these have not been moved or erased.


An example of this is when someone acceses a Drive. They just have to connect to the internet, not knowing that at that time they are entering a place where data is stored and processed. Documents stored in the Cloud can be viewed and downloaded.

What are the benefits of Cloud Services?

Cloud Services have recognizable benefits. Among them we find:


– Easy Access: The only requirement to Access Cloud Services is Access to the internet.


– Easy to use: It is designed so that anyone can have Access without problems. Even people without advanced skills.


– Automatic management: With Cloud Services, you won’t have to worry about working on maintenance or manual updates, cloud services does that automatically.


– Safety: By having copies saved by the same cloud software, it is almost impossible for any document or file to be lost or corrupted, since each of the data is stored, by replication, in other data companies.


– Rentability: Since it’s free in the most part, the cloud means “saving” for any company or person that uses it. 


Types of Cloud Services

a) Infrastructure as a service:
The infrastructure as a service, metaphorically speaking, is at the base of the process of basic storage and standard computing functions. At this point we can mention Amazon Web Services, as an example, because two of the services they offer do so by highlighting the essential types of storage they have. Another example may be Joyent, a company that sells a line of virtualized servers that provide models of infrastructure for managing websites.



b) Platform as a service:
Continuing the metaphor, the platform as a service would be positioned in the middle of the process. It has the function of grouping a series of modules capable of providing more horizontal functionalities, such as messaging, data authentication and so on. In this way, a platform-as-a-service model is constituted by a basic environment of systems or components.



c) Software as a service:
Finally, software as a service is present in the upper layer of the process, since it represents a complete feature, by saving the user the need to install the software on their computers. This model is designed to limit the control of the functions of the users with the service, because it does not have the capacity to modify many things.

Examples of Cloud Services

Some examples of Cloud Services we can notice them when entering Google and its applications. However, there are others:


1. Cloud Servers:
Cloud servers are those that run in a cloud computing environment. These are built, hosted and delivered through a cloud computing platform through the Internet, and can be accessed remotely. They are also known as virtual servers. The servers in the cloud contain all the software they need to run and can function as separate units.


2. Desktop as a service
It offers a virtual desktop infrastructure, for which you usually pay by monthly subscription. This cloud uses a single application for several users, having one as administrator of it.

3. Cloud Office
The Cloud Office is characterized by providing the best of technology for SME markets. It has different versions of Office for its operation.

4. Cloud Mailing
It is the server that provides the email service. Through this, messages are stored and stored immediately, this being one of the benefits for thousands of people who can send and receive messages daily.

5. Backup
A backup is a backup to a greater or lesser scale. Any information recently uploaded or processed inside the cloud, will be stored without problems.


This function of the cloud service makes it possible for the company in question to have the certainty and peace of mind that their information will always keep a backup copy. Achieving the objective of the backup: Strengthen the security of the company and reduce the time interval in case of a problem.

6. Servidor SQL
SQL Server is a system that is designed for database management for a business environment. This server runs thanks to a series of Microsoft and Sybase programming extensions.


7. Servidor Windows
The Windows server is a line of servers, developed and developed by Microsoft Corporation. These names have been used previously by Microsoft Windows has to highlight its commercial name:

Windows 2000

Windows 2000 Server

Windows Server 2003

Windows Server 2008.

Windows Server 2008 R2.

Windows Server 2012.


In conclusion, using a Cloud allows and facilitates work in a company. Thanks to the role of the cloud, nowadays any organization has the opportunity to offer its services in a simple way, not only for transactions directly with customers, but also with the same employees, distributors and other agents participating in the commercial process of the same. .

In Convergia we have a cloud service solution tailored for your company. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

Author: joanna_garcia