Cloud computing is everywhere now, and there is a need to adapt to it because the requirements are going high side by side with technology. It is becoming very tough for an on-premises software/environment to satisfy those needs, so to ease up things, cloud computing came into the picture. Cloud Computing main motive is to provide scalable resources online, either on-demand or pay-as-you-go model. It depends upon your needs. What makes a cloud-like one of the most significant players in the market is its scalability towards the resources and network access. PaaS and IaaS has its services to carry out the tasks, and these tasks include giving out the executable environment, software, servers, etc.
These tasks more broadly could be labeled as needs from the user or the client-side, which cannot host so many of resources from its side. These services have their names, norms, and regulations, which, if put together, can cover up all the client-side requirements. Namely, we have three types of services available: SaaS, i.e., software as a service, PaaS, i.e., platform as a service, Infrastructure as a service. They all collectively are instrumental. I bet you have already heard about them at some point in your professional life. Today our primary focus is on putting light on PaaS and Infrastructure as a service.
It provides the programming executable run-time environment, data storage , servers, networking sector, or in-short covers up 80% of your resource requirements which, if decided to take it on-premise, would cost a lot. It supports the complete life cycle of building and delivering web applications. What is happening is, the service provider sorts all the needs except application and data. One trendy thing that is very much around it that is booming the market and that is PaaS, i.e., Communication Platform, allows users to add communication capabilities like videos, audio, etc., in your application or your product. This also allows the user to add new features like notifications, pop-ups, etc., which help to increase the interaction between the client and the supplier.
If you think/see the current trend in technology, you cannot ignore the positive effects of the cloud in the current technology sector. If you take the case of Paas, it is providing the environment for you to build, develop and run your web application which was a huge task a few years back, but it completely revolutionized it. And the definition is sufficient to explain why.
IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS all come under the cloud paradigm, whose whole motive is to provide on-demand network access to the shared computing resources, which is very costly if chosen individually. It is getting offered to the clients/user where billing is very flexible, which users can optimize based on their needs. Infrastructure as a service plays a crucial part in the cloud. It provides the computer architecture for you to add your middleware, operating system, application, data, etc., as per your needs. IaaS offers data storage, virtualization, servers, and networking to the user while all other is getting added by the user. It is, in short, giving you an ideal environment to build. For example, you rented a house, and it was delivered to you in a semi-furnished manner, so make your home look happening, you will start adding your things. I hope this example gave you some idea of what Infrastructure is providing you.
The popularity of Infrastructure as a service is high in the market, and there are so many examples of IaaS around you. I am not pointing that they all are only working on it. No, they do have their own PaaS and SaaS as per their needs. But IaaS play a role as the base for building an architecture of entity, be it software, product, or web application.
Below are the benefits of Infrastructure as a Service
It may sound straightforward that Infrastructure is getting provided. Still, the reality is, the cost-cutting you would be achieving after it is high if you compare it to the simple on-premise services.
The scalability associated with the IaaS is very hard to ignore. Its sheer size could be stretched as per your needs.
In the end, time to market is the only thing left to point whether you have achieved something through your entity or not. And as we all know, every minute passing is very crucial in the industrial market, so even the slightest delay could cause you massive damage. So for that, Infrastructure provides you with less time to market so that you can deploy your application on time without any delay.
The benefits of Platform as a Service are below:
Rapid development is crucial if you want your product/application to be built at a fast pace. The rapid growth associated with PaaS is the most significant advantage why most of the tech-giants opt for it while building their application. Everything required is available already, so instead of setting up with middleware and operating system, you could work on your data and develop your application.
While every cloud service is cost-effective in its way. So if you talk about PaaS cost-effectiveness, then you could easily take an idea from the resources you are getting and using them to develop and run your application. Supplies used are very costly if counted and priced as an individual entity.
The major challenges of IaaS are below:
The Internet plays a crucial part while you are working on the cloud. If you don't have a proper fluent internet connection, then you may face problems in your cloud user environment while working. No one wants any hindrance in there as it might cause a delay in your project delivery cycle. So, one biggest flaw in all the services is its Infrastructure, platform, etc., is somewhat associated with the internet connection.
As Infrastructure follows a multi-tenant architecture, then you might face some security issues as well. As having multi-tenancy, your work could easily get affected by the configurations of others if not paid proper attention. The main crux is Infrastructure as a Service is suitable for small projects where demands keep on changing. Still, suppose you put IaaS in the massive project. In that case, you could face problems as you will find yours in a situation. Where it would be becoming very hard to keep up with the modifications and changes. That are going on and those changes that need to do shortly. And even sometimes, it would be hard to gather the resources from the vendor. When the vendor will not be able to fulfill your demands because of some concerning reasons. In this, you will sometimes feel restricted towards the customization, so you better be looking or having a proper approach.
Below highlighted are the major challenges:
Internet here is a crucial issue that we have already covered in the challenges of IaaS.
Not every Infrastructure on the platform is residing is compatible with the configuration which the user wants. So, this creates a massive issue while you will be having a chunk of other handy resources. Still, they end up going in vain because of compatibility issues, wasting the importance of your and your efficient resources.
Like the Internet is sometimes creating problems. The addictions associated with cloud from the vendor side are creating a massive problem in the cloud services available. Limiting the software to give their best, or more broadly. You will not be getting that efficient product in the end.
To succeed in cloud services, you need to attain that speed, earn that reliability and have that support. To have a proper vision and a team to give you a back when something goes wrong. When we tap about PaaS and IaaS, you have to have those skills nurtured and efficient to achieve something; otherwise, you will get affected and because you, the whole company, might also get affected. It is no good and evil in the cloud. It depends on the enterprise's need and the environment the enterprise is working or wants to work in, and if all goes well, then there will be no stopping back.
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As a cloud architect or a security engineer, it is very critical from a design perspective to make a secure connection to PaaS based service. When you provision any PaaS-based service in Azure, it comes with a public endpoint. As a cloud architect or security engineer, you have to make a secure connection to PaaS based service. This is very critical from a design perspective. Today we will see what options we have in this regard.
👉DNS is not only needed for on-premise infra, but for the cloud as well. This article will help you to understand how to use Azure PaaS-based DNS service.
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There are three types of cloud service models:
In this post, we will discuss all the three cloud service models, their advantages, when to use them, the difference between these models and many more. These insights will help you choose the right solution for your business.
Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a software development accelerator in which a third-party service provider provides a platform for customers to develop, run, and manage applications. software without having to build and maintain the underlying infrastructure yourself.
In this video I’ll go over getting started with Heroku and showing app creation in the Heroku UI. If you are looking to get into PaaS (Platform-As-A-Service) and have a fast way to deploy your code, look no further.
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Does NoOps mean the end of the DevOps era? Or is it simply the next step in the progression of DevOps? In this article, we’ll explore this question in detail.
With cloud adoption on the rise, the level of abstraction in application architecture has increased — from traditional on-premises servers to containers and serverless deployments. The focus on automation has also increased to the point where manual intervention is no longer preferred, even for infrastructure-related activities like backups, security management, and patch updates. This desired state equates to a NoOps environment, which involves smaller teams that can manage your application lifecycle. Ideally, in such an environment, the efforts required by your operations team will be eliminated.
It is beyond debate that DevOps is now deeply integrated into the DNA of all cloud-first organizations and is today more of a norm than a rarity. Cloud applications demand agility, and DevOps delivers it. However, does NoOps mean the end of the DevOps era? Or is it simply the next step in the progression of DevOps?
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One of the most popular forms of cloud computing is Software as a Service, or SaaS, and is often used on a daily basis by consumers and for business.
In this video, Jason Goode with IBM Cloud, explains how SaaS differs from the other cloud computing models, how it is commonly used by both consumers and businesses, and some of the key benefits users gain from using a SaaS application.
0:00 - Intro
0:08 - Three main cloud computing models
0:28 - SaaS compared to traditional software model
0:56 - Common SaaS examples for consumers
1:15 - Key SaaS apps for business operations
1:34 - IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS stack on lightboard
2:01 - Multi-tenant architecture
2:31 - Typical SaaS cost structure
3:12 - Scalability
3:32 - Accessing SaaS apps anywhere
4:20 - SaaS new releases (upgrades)
5:01 - Summary
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Azure Data Services at 50,000 Feet
A fun, high level, look at Azure Data Services (PaaS) options, when you would use them, how they scale, and how they integrate with R and Python. This presentation demystifies the subject.
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Your first approach to the Cloud may be very confusing. The Cloud is gigantic, and there is not only ONE Cloud, but many viable choices in the market. Soon or late, if you decide to become a programmer, you will need to start learning how to work in ONE Cloud, or, if you are unlucky, many different Clouds depending on the requests of your client.
In this article, before even explaining what are the four main service models (IAAS, PAAS, FAAS, SAAS), I will first explain in a low-resolution perspective what is the Cloud, how it is structured, and why it is structured this way; only then I can finally explain what are service models in a way you can easily understand them. If you are, however, eager to find out about them, you can scroll to the end of the article.
The Cloud is a must-know tool in the curriculum of every programmer, not only of data scientists. Expect to be asked about your experience with at least one Cloud and several of its tools for every interview. The Cloud is a marketplace belonging to one company (usually a Tech Giant) where you can use a myriad of services for almost every programming task you need. Although your first-year subscription will likely be free (depending on the Cloud you chose), you will need to pay a monthly subscription after it has expired. The biggest clouds are:
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Aravind R and his team at Mars Veterinary Health use the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to run their global pet healthcare business. With over 2500 locations worldwide and an ever growing portfolio of providers, they need to scale quickly and integrate many disparate systems. They chose OCI to enable rapid, powerful and secure company growth while integrating IaaS, Paas and SaaS. Operations Manager Aravind R sat down with Zach Matthews to discuss their deployment.
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The Custom Neural Voice is a Text-to-Speech (TTS) feature of Speech in Azure Cognitive Services that allows users to create a one-of-a-kind customized synthetic voice for their brand. Since the preview last year in September, the feature helped several customers such as AT&T, Duolingo, Progressive, and Swisscom to develop branded speech solutions for their customers. The feature is generally available (GA), yet access for customers to Custom Neural Voice includes technical controls to prevent misuse of the service – they have to apply for it.
Microsoft’s underlying Neural TTS technology for Custom Neural Voice consists of three major components: Text Analyzer, Neural Acoustic Model, and Neural Vocoder. The first component, Text Analyzer, is responsible for generating natural, synthetic speech from text. The text is first input into Text Analyzer, which provides output in the form of phoneme (a basic unit of sound that distinguishes one word from another in a particular language) sequence. Next, the phonemes sequence defines the pronunciations of the words provided in the text, which goes into the Neural Acoustic Model to predict acoustic features that define speech signals, such as the timbre, speaking style, speed, intonations, and stress patterns. And finally, the Neural Vocoder converts the acoustic features into audible waves to generate synthetic speech.
Neural TTS voice models are trained using deep neural networks based on real voice recording samples. With Custom Neural Voice’s customization capability, customers can adapt the Neural TTS engine to fit their user scenarios better. To leverage custom neural voice, customers will need an Azure account and subscription. Subsequently, after approval for using the feature, they can start a custom voice project, upload data, train, test, and deploy the voice model.
There are various use cases possible for customers to benefit from the Custom Neural Voice, such as customer service chatbots, voice assistants, online learning, audiobooks, public service announcements, and real-time translations. One earlier adopter, Swiss.com, wanted to create more engaging customer experiences by building a voice assistant that uniquely represents its brand. In a Microsoft Switzerland news item, the author wrote:
Using the Speech service, Swisscom has given its customers access to an intelligent, multilingual voice assistant, helping improve the customer experience and accelerate its own digital transformation.
Qinying Liao, principal program manager at Microsoft, described in an Azure AI blog post the benefit of leveraging Custom Neural Voice:
Empowered with this technology, Custom Neural Voice enables users to build highly-realistic voices with just a small number of training audios. This new technology allows companies to spend a tenth of the effort traditionally needed to prepare training data while at the same time significantly increasing the naturalness of the synthetic speech output when compared to traditional training methods.
In addition, Holger Mueller, principal analyst and vice president at Constellation Research Inc., told InfoQ:
In order to make computers more human, speech is a crucial ingredient, and in 2020 enterprises need to depart from the robotic and standardized voices, accents of synthetic speech in the past. The cloud enables this level of personalized creation of personalized voice experience - with availability, cheap compute, and operational capacity. So it is a widespread use case across the IaaS / PaaS players - and suitable for enterprises and their customers, and even employees as they get a more human experience.
Lastly, besides the capability to customize TTS voice models, Microsoft offers over 200 neural and standard voices covering 54 languages and locales.
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While there are many use cases to explore, in this blog we are going to explore how can you deploy a dot net core application from scratch into the IBM Cloud code engine. I would also suggest looking into this article for understanding when to use an application or a job.
Upon completion of this tutorial, you will know how to:
You’ll need the following installed on your machine.
This step is to verify whether your app is running successfully locally before deployment. You can start by verifying the version of Dotnet as follows in your terminal:
Create a sample web app using the below command. This will create a new application under the directory
myWebApp and flag
--no-https flag specifies not to enable HTTPS.
dotnet new webApp -o myWebApp --no-https
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Whether in the private or public sector, companies big and small need to leap from legacy technology to rapidly evolving cutting-edge solutions to meet the sophisticated demands of today’s tech-savvy customers.
To meet market expectations, accelerate growth, and deliver an enhanced user experience (UX), most organizations are putting Cloud solutions at the heart of their digital transformation strategy.
While digital transformation is imperative in the modern business environment, there are many reasons why nonprofits and for-profit companies are unable to upgrade their infrastructure. More often than not, it all boils down to the availability of tech resources.
With that being said, outdated software and hardware can quickly become a burden and increase any company’s tech debt significantly. Legacy software can be difficult and expensive to maintain, and the lack of patches, support, and updates can also increase your exposure to cyber fraud, malware, ransomware, etc.
#cloud #paas #saas #cloud migration
Businesses looking to establish themselves online have numerous options. They can not only choose the providers, but the service they wish to receive. Cloud computing has become an extremely popular hosting method due to flexibility in price, features, and support/management. Within the concept of cloud computing, you are typically presented with three distinct categories of services offered:
Each has its own set of benefits and drawbacks, use cases, and appeal depending on the project at hand. Let’s explore each of them and see what they are and how they differ.
IaaS or Infrastructure-as-a-Service is a cloud computing service where the consumer receives the use of a virtual machine (VM). The IaaS provider specifies the amount of hardware performance/capacity to allocate to the VM. It also starts the VM, and boots it with the chosen operating system (OS). The client only ever accesses or has to be concerned with the Multi-Tenant VM; all the physical hardware is monitored and serviced by the provider (hence the infrastructure being the service provided).
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