Google Cloud for Edge Computing – Building enterprise edge applications using Google Cloud

 

 

Your edge computing systems might not always be connected to the  internet if you plan it realistically. There are many tools that you can use to manage your edge deployments efficiently. 

Some even allow you to tie them back into the main environment. This is the third blog in the series. We’ll be discussing the role of software and Google Cloud’s solutions for edge computing.

Google offers software

Google Cloud is clear in its role when it comes to edge environments: We treat the edge as our customers’ and partners’ domain. We don’t send remote servers to pick up or preconfigure boxes for synchronization. We provide tools and software to manage and configure all clusters in the Anthos suite.

This includes Google Kubernetes engine and open-source Kubernetes. An Anthos cluster at an edge could be a complete GKE edge installation, or a fleet Raspi clusters. The remote cluster can be managed by consistent or intermittent connectivity as long as it is connected to the attached cluster. Anthos fleets allows Kubernetes clusters to be organized into manageable groups.

These groups are defined by cross-service communication patterns and location. An administrator can also manage the block of clusters.

This approach is different from other cloud providers, who may offer a similar fully-managed experience, but with proprietary hardware which inevitably leads to some lock-in. Google’s focus on the software stack sets the stage for long-term success in managing an edge fleet.

Google partners with vendors to manage the Anthos edge clusters’ hardware and configuration.

Let’s take a look at what Google Cloud has to offer and how they can be used in an edge deployment.

Kubernetes & GKE

Kubernetes: Where do they fit in? In a nutshell, Kubernetes brings convention.

Nature is unpredictable at the edge. Kubernetes provides stability and consistency, and extends familiar control planes and data planes to reach the edge. It allows for predictable operations and immutable containerized deployments.

Cloud service providers and data centers provide predictable environments. Platform managers aren’t used to the instability created by the wider reach of the edge. Platform managers have worked for two decades to avoid instability. Kubernetes thrives within this extended edge ecosystem.

Enterprise often thinks of large k8s clusters that run complex, interdependent microservice workloads. Kubernetes, at its core is a distributed, lightweight system that works well on the edge when there are only a few, focused deployments. Kubernetes improves stability and provides an open-source control plan API. It can also be used as a communications hub or consolidation hub for edge installations that are overloaded with devices. Kubernetes provides a standard container platform for software deployments. Simple redundant pairs of UUCs and Raspi Racks can increase edge availability and normalize how our data centers communicate with each other.

Anthos

Anthos is a great option. Anthos brings order.

The edge can prove difficult to manage without the right strategy and tools. Although it is common to have multiple cloud providers and data centers, the number of edge surfaces can be in the hundreds of thousands. Anthos provides control, governance, and security at large scale. Anthos overlays a powerful framework that controls everything from your core cloud and data center management systems, to your edge deployments.

Anthos allows remote GKE clusters or Kubernetes clusters to be centrally managed — providing private services for clients specific to each location. These industries are seeing the Anthos edge story develop.

  • Warehouses
  • Retail Stores
  • Manufacturing and Factories
  • Telco and Cable Providers
  • Medical, Science and Research Labs

Anthos Config Management and Policy Control

The technology has advanced exponentially in terms of configuration requirements. These scenarios are where Anthos Config Management and Policy Controller come in handy. They enable platform operations teams to manage large edge resource deployments (fleets), at scale. ACM allows operators to create and enforce consistent configurations across edge installations.

One customer of Google Cloud and a partner plan to deploy three bare-metal servers running Anthos Or attached clusters in an HAC configuration at more than 200 locations. All three will act as master and worker. They plan to manage ACM across the entire fleet to ensure security, policy, configuration and policy at large.

Anthos Fleets

Cluster configurations become more fragmented as more edge clusters are added into your Anthos dashboard. This makes it difficult to manage the clusters. Google Cloud offers fleets to help manage and govern these clusters. Anthos Fleets eliminates the need for enterprises to create their own tooling in order to achieve the level of control they desire. It provides an easy way to group and normalize clusters, as well as a simplified method to manage and administer these clusters. Both Anthos (edge and GKE) clusters can use fleet-based management.

Anthos Service Mesh

Microservices architectures thrive at the edge. Services that are smaller and lighter improve reliability, scalability, fault tolerance, and scalability. They also introduce complexity to traffic management, mesh-telemetry, and security. Anthos service mesh (ASM) is based on the open source Istio and provides a consistent framework to ensure reliable and efficient service management. It offers service operators critical features such as monitoring, logging, and traceability. It allows for zero-trust security implementations. Operators can also control traffic flow between services. These are the features we’ve been imagining for years. Virtualizing services separates networking and applications. It also allows for operations to be separated from development. ASM, ACM, and Policy Controller are powerful tools that can be combined to streamline service delivery and foster agile practices without compromising security.

Pushing the edge to reach the edge

Edge computing is a technology that has been around for some time. However, enterprises are only beginning to realize the benefits of this model. We’ve shown the amazing speed and potential of edge technology throughout this series. Distributing asynchronously and intermittently connected networks of commodity hardware that customers manage and dedicated devices to perform the gruntwork for our cloud VPCs and data centers opens up enormous opportunities for distributed processing.

Enterprises can take advantage of edge by building edge installations that use private services and are resilient to network and hardware failures. Google Cloud provides a complete software stack, including Kubernetes and GKE, Anthos Fleets, Anthos Service Meshs, Anthos Fleets. Anthos Service Mesh, Anthos Config Management, Policy Controller, and Anthos Service Mesh. This allows platform operators to manage remote edge networks from faraway locations.

Retailers must “always be pivoting” These are three steps to keep them going.

 

 

Retailers have been told for years that they need to embrace new technologies, trends and imperatives such as online shopping, mobile apps and omnichannel. Retailers adopted many of these technologies in an effort to grow and stabilize their business. However, they soon realized that there were more options available.

The pandemic, rising social movements, and harsher weather followed. These disruptions were not all bad for retailers, but some retailers were better prepared than others. This revealed a universal truth: adaptability is the key to survival and growth.

The retail environment today presents both new and existing challenges to specialty and department store merchants. 88% of purchases were made in a physical store. It’s now closer to 59% with the rest done online or via other omni-channels.

It can feel like ABP is the mantra of all times: Always be pivoting.

The key question isn’t how to maintain momentum and agility, but how to do this without draining your workforce, inventory, or profits. Now, the pivot is a fact. It is what you do that matters.

It is important to adapt quickly and have the right technology in place that allows for seamless scaling.

They must be able leverage real-time insight and improve customer experiences quickly, online and offline (not to mention the growing hybridization of AR and VR). To create engaging customer and associate experiences, they need to modernize their stores. They must improve operations to allow rapid scaling from full operations to digital-only offerings.

Google Cloud has three essential innovations to help retailers reach these goals: Demand forecasting that uses the power of data analysis and artificial intelligence; enhanced product Discovery to increase conversion across channels; and tools to help create the modern shop experience.

These are just a few of the ways that we can help you pivot.

Pivot point 1 – Harnessing AI and data for demand forecasting using Vertex AI

When it comes to building organizational flexibility, one of the biggest challenges retailers face is managing inventory and the supply chains.

The pandemic has created a global supply chain crisis that is causing unprecedented demand and logistical problems. This crisis has made it more difficult for retailers to assess demand and availability. Even in normal times, inventory mismanagement can lead to a trillion-dollar problem according IHL Group. This is because it costs $634 billion each year in lost sales, and overstocks cost $472 billion in lost revenue due to markdowns.

Optimizing your supply chain can also lead to higher profits. McKinsey estimates that a 10%-20% improvement in the accuracy of retail supply chain forecasting will result in a 5% decrease in inventory costs and a 2 to 3% increase revenue.

Some of the problems associated with demand forecasting are:

  • Low accuracy can lead to excessive inventory and missed sales. This puts pressure on fragile supply chains.
  • Real drivers of product demand cannot be included because it is difficult to model large datasets using traditional methods.
  • Poor accuracy in new product launches, and products with low or intermittent demand.
  • Complex models can be difficult to understand and lead to poor product allocations and low returns on investments on promotions.
  • Different departments may use different methods which can lead to miscommunications and costly reconciliation mistakes.

AI-based demand forecasting techniques are possible. VertexAI Forecast helps retailers maintain greater inventory flexibility through the incorporation of machine learning into existing systems. Vertex AI and machine learning-based forecasting models such as Vertex AI can process large amounts of disparate data and drive analytics to automatically adjust for new information.

These machine learning models allow retailers to not only use historical sales data but also to access close-to-real-time data like marketing campaigns and web actions such as a customer clicking on the “add to Cart” button on a site, local weather forecasts, etc.

Pivot point 2 – Enhanced product discovery via AI-powered search, and recommendations

Customers will look elsewhere if they can’t find the product they need online or in-store. This is a simple but powerful statement that has profound implications.

The research by The Harris Poll, and Google Cloud found that 95% of search results received by consumers were not relevant to their searches over a period of six months. A majority of search results that are not relevant to their search query have been rejected by 85% of consumers. 74% said they would avoid websites they had encountered problems with in the past.

Search abandonment is a problem that causes retailers to lose over $300 billion annually. This happens when a customer searches for a product but doesn’t find it on the retailer’s site. Our product discovery services will help you find the right products for the right customers at the right time. These solutions include:

  • Vision Product Search is like bringing an augmented reality experience from Google Lens into a retailer’s mobile app. Shoppers and associates in retail stores can search for similar products by using images they have taken or found online. They will receive a ranking list of similar items.
  • RecommendationsAI allows retailers to make highly customized recommendations across multiple channels.
  • RetailSearch provides Google-quality results for a retailer’s website and mobile apps.

Google Cloud powers all three. It leverages Google’s advanced understanding and intent of user contexts and intents, using technology to provide seamless shopping experiences for every customer. These combined capabilities allow retailers to reduce abandonment of searches and increase conversions across all their digital properties.

Pivot point #3: Building a modern store

The store is no longer a place to browse and buy. Stores must be flexible and able to adapt to changing conditions. Modern stores must offer multiple functions: mini-fulfillment and returns centers, recommendation engines, shopping destinations, fun places to work and many more.

As retail businesses had to embrace Omnichannel, so too are stores becoming omnichannel centres on their own. They combine the digital and physical in one location. Retailers can make use of physical stores to provide superior customer experiences. This will require greater collaboration and cooperation among stores, digital, as well as tech infrastructure teams. It builds on their agile work together.

It’s all about making our physical spaces more digitally compatible. Google Cloud is a way to help physical locations upgrade their infrastructure and modernize customer-facing and internal applications.

It’s like a new OS being released for your phone. Although it’s the same box, the user experience can be quite different. You can now extend this idea to a digitally enabled shop. The team can create new experiences by simply updating the store’s display, interfaces and tools. This could be for sales displays or fulfillment, as well as employee engagement.

This approach can result in simplified customer experiences and better store associates. Cloud solutions can be used to automate ordering, replenishment and fulfillment for omnichannel orders.

Customers can use similar tools to find personalized products online. This allows them to browse, explore and even create a customized shopping experience.

Technology can maximize the impact of store associates. It can provide them with expertise that drives value-added service and productivity. This will also help to reduce overhead costs. Customers should have frictionless checkout and be able make secure, reliable transactions.

Google Cloud can help retailers transform

Modern tools are essential for retailers to be able to pivot and adapt to changing consumer demands. Every company can become a tech company, we believe. Every decision is data driven. Every store can be both digital and physical simultaneously. Every worker is a tech worker.

Google Cloud helps retailers solve the most difficult problems. Our unique capabilities include the ability to manage large amounts of unstructured information and advanced capabilities in AI/ML. Our solutions and products help retailers to focus on the most important things, such as improving operations and capturing digital and multichannel revenue.

Cloud Computing: 12 Benefits

 

Cloud computing has existed for nearly two decades. Despite the fact that it offers many benefits, including cost-benefits and competitive advantages, large numbers of businesses continue to use it without any realizing them. A study by International Data Group found that 69% of businesses already use cloud technology in some capacity, while 18% plan to adopt cloud computing solutions at some point. According to Dell, companies that invest heavily in big data, cloud and mobility enjoy a 53% higher rate of revenue growth than their competition.

This data shows that a growing number of tech-savvy companies and industry leaders are realizing the many benefits of cloud computing. They are also using the technology to improve their businesses, serve customers better, and increase their overall profit margins.

This all seems to suggest that, given the direction the industry is heading in, it’s never been more important to get your head in cloud.

Cloud computing has been gaining popularity in recent years. It is becoming increasingly difficult for individuals and companies to keep their important programs and data up-to-date on their own computers, due to the rapid increase in data usage that has accompanied the transition into the digital 21st Century. This problem has been solved for almost as long as the internet. However, it has just recently become widely used by businesses.

Cloud computing works on the same principle as web-based email client. Users can access all the features and files without needing to store the majority of the system on their computers. Many people use cloud computing services, even though they don’t realize it. Gmail, Google Drive and TurboTax are all cloud-based apps.

Users send their personal data to the cloud-hosted server, which stores it for later access. These applications are useful for personal use but even more so for businesses who need to be able access large quantities of data via an online connection.

Employees can, for example, access customer information using cloud-based CRM software such Salesforce via their smartphone or tablet at work or on the road. They can also share this information quickly with authorized parties around the globe.

There are still leaders who are hesitant to commit to cloud computing solutions for their companies. We’d like to share 12 benefits of cloud computing with you in a few moments.

  1. Cost Savings
  2. Security
  3. Flexibility
  4. Mobility
  5. Insight
  6. Greater Collaboration
  7. Quality Control
  8. Disaster Recovery
  9. Loss Prevention
  10. Automatic Software Updates
  11. Competitive
  12. Sustainability

  1. Cost savings: If you’re worried about the cost of switching to cloud computing, don’t be. 20% of companies are worried about the initial costs of setting up a cloud-based server. However, when weighing the benefits and drawbacks of cloud computing, it is important to look beyond the initial cost. They also need to consider the ROI.  Cloud computing will allow you to save time and money on project startup by allowing you easy access your company’s data. Cloud-computing services can be paid as you go, so it’s not a concern that they will end up paying for features they don’t need or want. If you don’t use the cloud’s features, you won’t be spending money.
    Pay-as-you go also applies to data storage space required to service your clients and stakeholders. This means you will get the exact amount you need and you won’t be charged extra for space you don’t use. These factors combine to bring lower costs and better returns. Bitglass surveyed half of the CIOs and IT leaders who reported that cloud-based applications resulted in cost savings for 2015.

  2. Security: Many organizations are concerned about security when adopting cloud computing solutions. How can you be sure that files, programs and other data are protected if they’re not kept securely on-site? What’s to stop a cybercriminal accessing your data remotely? Actually, quite a lot.
    One, cloud hosts are responsible for security monitoring. This is a significantly better option than an in-house system where the organization has to split its efforts among a multitude of IT issues. While most businesses aren’t open to the possibility of data theft within their organization, a shockingly large percentage of data thefts happen internally and are committed by employees. It can be safer to keep sensitive information off-site when this is true. This is obviously abstract. Let’s look at some solid statistics.
    RapidScale claims that 94% of businesses experienced an increase in security following switching to the cloud. 91% also claimed that the cloud makes compliance easier for them. This increased security can be attributed to the encryption of data that is transmitted over networks and stored on databases. Encryption makes your information less accessible to hackers and anyone else who is not authorized to see it. Cloud-based services can have different security settings depending on who is using them. Only 9% of cloud users can claim the same. 20% of cloud users claim that disaster recovery is possible in less than four hours.
  3. Flexibility Your business only has a limited amount of time to focus on all its responsibilities. Your current IT solutions will make it difficult for you to focus on customer satisfaction and business goals if you have to pay too much attention to data storage and computer issues. Relying on an outside company to manage your IT infrastructure and hosting will allow you to spend more time on the areas of your business that directly impact your bottom line.
    Cloud hosting offers more flexibility than hosting on a local server. Cloud-based services can provide extra bandwidth instantly and without the need for a costly (and complex) upgrade to your IT infrastructure. The increased freedom and flexibility of a cloud-based service can significantly improve the efficiency of your company. An InformationWeek survey found that 65% of respondents believed that “the ability to rapidly meet business needs” was the main reason a company should migrate to a cloud environment.
  4. MobilityCloud computing provides mobile access to corporate data through smartphones and other devices. This is an excellent way to make sure that everyone is included, especially considering more than 2.6 billion smartphones worldwide today. This feature is great for staff with hectic schedules or those who live far from the office. They can keep up with their clients and coworkers instantly.
    For better work-life balance, the cloud can be used to provide easily accessible information to remote, freelance, and travel sales staff. It’s no surprise that companies with employee satisfaction as a priority are 24% more likely than others to increase cloud usage.

  5. Insight As we continue to move into the digital age it is becoming increasingly clear that “knowledge is Power” is no longer true. Instead, the phrase “Data is Money” is now more accurate: “Data Is Money.” There are valuable, actionable nuggets hidden within the millions of bits and data surrounding your business transactions and business processes. They just need to be discovered and taken care of. It can be difficult to sort through all that data and find the kernels if you don’t have the right cloud computing solution.
    Cloud-based storage solutions often offer cloud analytics, which allows you to see your data from a bird’s eye view. You can track your data and create customized reports to analyze the information across the organization. These insights can help you increase efficiency and create action plans to achieve organizational goals. Sunny Delight, for example, was able to increase its profits by approximately $2 million per year and reduce $195,000 in personnel costs using cloud-based business insight.

  6. Increased collaboration: If your company has more than two employees, you should make collaboration a priority. It is not worth having a team that is not able to work together as a team. Collaboration is made easy by cloud computing. Cloud computing makes collaboration easy and secure. Team members can easily view and share information securely through a cloud-based platform. Cloud-based services offer social spaces that allow employees to collaborate and connect across the organization. This increases interest and engagement. Although collaboration is possible with or without cloud computing, it won’t be as efficient nor easy as with a cloud-computing system.

  7. Quality Control Poor quality reporting is one of the biggest hindrances to a company’s success. All documents can be stored in one location and in one format in a cloud-based platform. You can keep data consistent, avoid human error, and keep track of revisions and updates by having everyone access the same information. However, if information is managed in silos, employees may accidentally save different versions of documents. This can lead to confusion and diluted data.

  8. Disaster Recovery Control is a key factor in determining the success of any business. No matter how well-informed your company is about its processes, there are always things out of your hands. In today’s market, even small amounts of downtime can have a devastating effect. Your services’ downtime can lead to loss of productivity, revenue, or a bad reputation.

    While there are no ways to avoid or anticipate disasters that could harm your company, there are things you can do to speed up your recovery. Cloud-based services offer fast data recovery in all types of emergency situations, including natural disasters and power outages. 20% claim that cloud-based services can provide disaster recovery within four hours while only 9% of noncloud users could do the same. 43% said that they intend to invest in cloud-based disaster recovery strategies.
  9. Prevention of Data Loss: If your company doesn’t invest in cloud computing, all your data will be tied to the computers in which it resides. Although this may seem like a problem it could lead to permanent data loss if the hardware fails. Computer malfunctions can be caused by many factors, including viruses, age-related hardware wear, user error, and simple human error. They can also be lost or stolen, even though they are often misplaced.
    You could lose all your information if you don’t have access to the cloud. A cloud-based server means that all information uploaded to it is safe and accessible from any computer connected to the internet.

  10. Automatic Software Upgrades: For those with a lot of work to do, waiting for system updates to be applied is more frustrating than anything else. Cloud-based software updates themselves and does not require IT departments to manually update the entire organization. This saves IT staff valuable time and money on consulting outside IT. PCWorld reports that half of cloud users cite the cloud’s ability to use fewer IT resources internally as a benefit.

  11. Competitive edge: While cloud computing is becoming more popular, there are still people who prefer to keep things local. While they have the option to do so, it puts them at a disadvantage when compared with others who can access the cloud. You’ll learn more quickly if you adopt a cloud-based solution than your competitors. According to a Verizon survey, 77% believe cloud technology gives them a competitive edge. 16% consider this advantage significant.

  12. Sustainability:Given today’s environmental state, it’s not enough for businesses to simply place a recycle bin in their breakroom. They have to show that they are doing their part to save the environment. Sustainable business solutions must address wastefulness at all levels. Cloud hosting is more eco-friendly and leaves less carbon footprint.

    Cloud infrastructures promote environmental proactivity by powering virtual services instead of physical products and hardware. This reduces paper waste and improves energy efficiency. It also allows employees to access the internet from anywhere. Based on cloud computing and other virtual data options, a Pike Research report forecasts that data center energy consumption will decrease by 31% between 2010 and 2020.

 

6 Best Mobile Number Trackers

There will be times when you want to get the location of a mobile number for various reasons. Sometimes it can be important, which creates the need of searching for the best mobile number trackers. If you’re also looking for mobile number tracker apps then you’re at the right place. Here, in this article, we have covered this article in-depth – read this article till the end to learn about it all…

One of the most annoying things in the world is to get a call from unknown numbers and them denying to tell their location. Many times these people call again and again for irritation and put us in a dilemma whether they are serious or not. Some people are so bad that they even call during mid-night. This creates a need for knowing where the person is calling from and its solution is tracking the number of the caller.

Most people don’t know that it’s possible to track numbers with the help of online tools. Although, most of the time these details are shared with the government only. There are many tools that provide these services to the general public. Some of these tools go beyond and even provide the contact information. (Note – Don’t use these tools for illegal activities, we are sharing the information that’s in the public domain and won’t be responsible for any harm caused.)

Here we are going to list the best mobile number trackers that you can use for getting the location of any mobile number. Let’s begin…

Best Mobile Number Trackers

Mobile Number Location Trackers

MobileNumberTracker.com

This is the best and most commonly used tool for tracking mobile numbers. It’s also a top India based mobile number tracking website. It gives the location and also tells the service provider name. You can use this service from anywhere.

Features of this tool: 

  • You can use it to track the landline number along with the mobile number for free.
  • It will also provide you top ranking website.

Pros of this tool:

  • You get the desired results in seconds.
  • It’s totally free and you don’t need to pay anything for using this tool.
  • You can track mobile, landline, and vehicle numbers with the help of this tool.
  • The site is easy to use and looks great to the eye. Even if you haven’t used any site like this you won’t have any trouble.

Cons of this tool:

  • You can only use this tool for Indian mobile numbers.

Caller ID & Number Locator

This is a great app for finding the caller’s name and location. Caller ID & Number Tracker is a great tool that serves both these purposes. It’s a two-in-one app. You won’t need to download separate apps.

Features of this tool: 

  • You can easily find the number of the caller on the screen.
  • You will get a blocking feature with this tool.
  • It has a huge database of 12,985+ cities.
  • With the help of this database, the searching process becomes easier.

Pros of this tool:

  • You don’t require the internet to search the location of the number.
  • You can easily block calls with this app.
  • The number which you want to target can be searched in 200+ countries.
  • You can find both caller’s identity and location.
  • You can get the exact location through Google Maps

Cons of this tool:

  • You can’t use this app if your Android is below version 4.0.

Mobile Number Locator

This is an Android app that helps and provides many features for tracking a mobile number. The number that is tracked will be shown on Google Maps so you can know the location easily.

Features of this tool: 

  • You will get the location of the target in a 3D Google Map.
  •  It has all the global codes.
  • This comes with an authentication feature that shows the name of the caller before you pick up the call.

Pros of this tool:

  • You can call and text without going to the call logs.
  • You don’t need the Internet for making the app work.
  • It’s possible to view the service provider names, location, and call logs.
  • You can view the location in Google 3D view.

Cons of this tool:

  • The service only works in the USA, India, Canada, Pakistan.
  • It is not possible to track the ported mobile number.

Truecaller Phone Number Tracker

Truecaller is one of the most popular apps for knowing the unknown caller’s details. The app is available for both Android & iOS. Millions of users around the world use this app for exactly this purpose.

Features of this tool: 

  • This has an auto spam feature – this gets automatically featured.
  • It supports 3D touch support.
  • It identifies bugs pretty fast which get fixed in an easy manner.

Pros of this tool:

  • You can clear history in a single click.
  • Caller identification gets shown before you pick up the call.
  • 3D Touch helps to make the app easier, this makes it user-friendly.

Cons of this tool:

  • It’s only available for iOS and above version 8.
  • You will need an internet connection to make it work.

Trace Phone Number

Next up on our list of the top mobile number trackers we have the website – Trace Phone Number. The website provides both landline and mobile number tracking. With this site, you will get the details of number you want.

Features of this tool: 

  • This tool comes with a classical, simple, and great user-interface.
  • You got a search option for getting the target number.
  • There’s a huge database that makes search fast and easy.

Pros of this tool:

  • This website provides a lot of details like – owner name, service provider name, and location of the target.
  • It’s totally free to use – you don’t have to pay anything.
  • The website has a user-friendly interface.

Cons of this tool:

  • This tool can’t differentiate between replaced, old numbers and new numbers.

Mobile Number Tracker Pro

Last on our list is an iOS app – Mobile Number Tracker Pro, with this you will be able to get the details on any mobile number you want (public information). You can use this app to get the details in a less time.

Features of this tool: 

  • It has a massive database of 200+ countries for getting the perfect result.
  • You will get the notification when you find the searched number.
  • You have the option to customize the interface, to make it more attractive.

Pros of this tool:

  • You can trace phone numbers all over the world.
  • The UI makes it easy to use.
  • You can make calls and do text messages through the app.

Cons of this tool:

  • Sometimes, it won’t show the correct location.
  • You need an active internet connection to make it work.

Final Thoughts…

Ahoy folks, these are the very best, mobile number trackers that you can use for knowing the location of a mobile number. I really hope that this article would have helped you in a way. With these apps, you can know the location and the numbers which you should block, there’s no point in not blocking the numbers which are not from an important place.

Also Read: Types Of Cloud Storage – All you need to know!

So, what are your thoughts about these tools? Have you ever tracked a mobile number? If yes, why? Did we miss any good tools? Let us know in the comments below…

Types Of Cloud Storage – All you need to know!

Most businesses are adopting cloud storage services. The main reason is that they need more capacity or elastic capacity. Cloud storage offers you a better way to manage storage at a cheap cost. The increasing amount of data and information in IT departments cause difficulty in managing and handling data. Cloud Storage offers a lot of services and helps you to grow your business more effectively. There are different types of Cloud Storage that enterprises and companies use according to their needs. In this article, we will discuss cloud storage, types of cloud storage, and some other topic related to it.

Cloud Storage

It can be defined as it is a remote platform that uses a virtualized, multi-tenant infrastructure to provide scalable storage resources to the organization. The amount of data increases with time. Storing data in physical devices can be expensive and challenging to manage.

Cloud Storage Working

Now we will discuss how cloud storage work. It involves at least one data server that a user connects. It automatically starts sending files, or the user also sends files manually over the Internet to the data server. Those data centers then forward the information to multiple servers. You can access the stored data through a web-based interface.

Types of Cloud Storage

types of cloud storage

There are mainly four cloud storage types:

  1. Personal cloud storage, 
  2. Private cloud storage, 
  3. Public cloud storage, 
  4. Hybrid cloud storage.

Personal cloud storage

It allows users to store their different personal data types include text, graphics, photos, video, and music. The user controls the device and can access it from anywhere via the Internet.

Private cloud storage

It uses on-premises storage servers. Users don’t have control over it like Personal Cloud Storage. The companies that own the cloud storage has all the power. Private clouds are mostly used by organizations that want the flexibility and scalability of cloud storage.

Public cloud storage

It is provided as a service by a third-party. For example, some popular public cloud storage providers are Amazon AWS Cloud Storage, Microsoft Azure Cloud Storage, and Google Cloud Storage. The cloud storage companies own, manage, maintain and build the infrastructure of public cloud storage.

Hybrid cloud storage

It is a combination of public cloud and private cloud to balance the need for securing mission. Hybrid Cloud Storage combines resources owned and managed by the enterprise with public cloud storage services operated by a third party.

Public vs. Private Cloud

Public and private clouds both offer you cloud storage and use almost the same technologies. However, there are some differences such as:

  • In public cloud storage, resources are owned and controlled by third-party service providers, whereas private cloud infrastructure is owned and controlled in-house.
  • You can upgrade in public cloud storage includes upgrades, but not in private clouds.
  • When we talk about security, then Private clouds are more reliable and secure than public clouds.
  • Public cloud storage replicates data, so no worries of a natural disaster, whereas a natural disaster could destroy private clouds.

Cloud Storage And Cloud Computing

Cloud storage helps users to save their data online. The user stores a copy of the data or files as a backup in cloud storage. So, if you ever lose original data or file, then a backup is available on the cloud. If someone lost their data, he could access cloud storage to get the duplicate files.

Cloud computing offers computing power and cloud memory as a service. Similarly, Cloud computing also provides access to applications via a virtual device.

Types Of Cloud Computing

Now, we will talk about the three types of Cloud Computing:

  1. PaaS (Platform as a Service) provides hardware and software tools over the internet, such as AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Azure, etc.
  2. SaaS (Software as a Service) offers software via a third-party over the internet, such as BigCommerce, Google Apps, etc.
  3. IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) offers storage, networking, and virtualization, for example, AWS EC2, Google Compute Engine, etc.

Types Of Cloud Storage Models

Now we will discuss the three types of cloud storage models:

  1. Instance storage: Virtual disks in the cloud
  2. Volume storage: SAN sans the physical
  3. Object storage: Web-scale NAS

Instance storage: Virtual disks in the cloud

The virtual disk storage (virtualized environment) model is viral. This model’s terminology is based on this very reason – instance storage (used like conventional virtual disks). Also, this storage can be implemented in numerous ways.

Note: Instance storage is a storage model, not a storage protocol.

Volume storage: SAN sans the physical

Volume storage or block storage supports operations like reading, writing, and keeping the system files running on virtual machines. Data is stored in structured blocks where files are split into equal-sized blocks. Each block has its address.

Object storage: Web-scale NAS

Object storage stores data as objects, while others go for a file hierarchy system. Each object or block consists of data, and each block has a unique identifier. Object storage is used to store different kinds of data, such as songs on audio apps, photos on social media, or online services. 

Best Cloud Storage Providers in 2021

We also make a list of the Five Best Cloud Storage Services in 2021 for you. Here we write few features of each Cloud Storage Provides. Read the full article from here – “Best Cloud Storage Services in 2021 | Top 5

1/pCloud 

  • Social media backups
  • Also, backups WordPress site
  • File versioning and rewinds (up to 30 days)
  • Upload photos, videos, and audio.
  • Document previews

2/IDrive

  • Sync files between multiple devices,
  • Connect any number of devices.
  • Upload multiple files simultaneously
  • It saves 30 previous versions of your files
  • GDPR and HIPAA compliance

3/Google Drive

  • Retains deleted files
  • Files create with Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets don’t take up storage space. 
  • Back up smartphone photos
  • Preview images and videos
  • Also, invite others to view or edit files

4/MEGA:

  • Easy To Use 
  • Video & Voice Conferencing
  • MEGA’s Redundant Server Infrastructure
  • Automated Sync
  • Public Source Code 

5/Dropbox 

  • Smart Sync On Unlimited devices
  • Mobile Offline Access
  • Link Sharing Features
  • Document Scanning Option
  • 30 Day Trial For Business Accounts

Final Thoughts…

In this article, we understand different types of Cloud Storage. Also, we learn about types of Cloud Computing, Types of Cloud Storage Models, and at the end, the top 5 cloud storage providers. If you have any questions about cloud storage, types, and cloud computing, please ask in the comment section. Thank You!!!

Best Cloud Hosting Providers in 2021 | Top 7

Want to know about Cloud Hosting and Best Cloud Hosting Providers in 2021? then read the full article. At first, we talk about Cloud Hosting. 

Cloud hosting – where your site saves on multiple servers. It makes cloud hosting reliable, scalable, and flexible. Cloud Hosting is also best for those who experience hikes and dips in traffic. The cloud hosting industry is expanding rapidly. The hosting providers are giving their best services at reasonable prices because of the increasing demand for cloud storage and computing.

Around 40% of small and medium businesses use cloud hosting. It provides many things, such as:

  • Better collaboration
  • work remotely
  • control of documents
  • reduced carbon footprint.

The top and best providers offer you the following:

  • Reliability
  • Availability
  • Scalability
  • Security
  • Quality
  • 24/7 Support, etc.

Best Cloud Hosting Providers in 2021

cloud hosting providers

List of the Seven Best Cloud Hosting Providers in 2021:

  1. Hostinger
  2. Hostgator
  3. A2 Hosting
  4. Kamatera
  5. InMotion
  6. Cloudways
  7. DreamHost

1/Hostinger

  • Storage – 200GB
  • CPU – 8 cores
  • RAM – 16GB
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • Free Backups
  • Free Domain Name
  • 30 days Money-back guarantee.

Hostinger offers web hosting, website builder, and online stores. Their web hosting has three reasonably priced cloud plans, such as Single, Premium, and Business shared hosting. You will get excellent features, unmetered bandwidth, speed boosts, one free domain name, etc. Hostinger’s security features are also impressive – in addition to a free SSL certificate with each plan, you also get excellent protection against hackers and attacks.

Hostinger has a unique control panel. Hostinger’s control panel is simple to use, easy, and comfortable for beginners. Hostinger’s uptime is 99.97%. It is pretty good. Still, you will get higher uptime. If your top priority is uptime, you will get other better Cloud Hosting Providers. Hostinger also doesn’t provide phone support and root access. Its 24/7 live chat is excellent.

2/Hostgator

  • Storage – Unmetered
  • CPU – 6 cores
  • RAM – 6GB
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • 45 days Money-back guarantee.

HostGator – 2X Faster, 4X Resources, Statistics Dashboard

The uptime of HostGator is 99.99%. HostGator is best for those who have a large website. HostGator’s unmetered storage handles everything, either you have a high amount of web pages or high-quality content. You also get unlimited email accounts and Unmetered bandwidth for fluctuating traffic. If you don’t like HostGator service, you also have a 45-day money-back guarantee. It is also famous for its dedicated hosting packages. HostGator has three cloud hosting plans:

  • Hatchling plan
  • Baby plan
  • Business plan

The price range is wallet-friendly, but the low cost limits your resources. There is no free domain, no free backups, and no root access.

3/A2 Hosting

  • Storage – 250GB
  • CPU – 12 cores
  • RAM – 32GB
  • 9TB Bandwidth
  • Free Backups
  • Root Access
  • Anytime Money-back guarantee.

A2 Hosting is one of the best Cloud Hosting providers and services that other providers don’t offer, such as an anytime money-back guarantee. You get 250GB storage, 12 CPU cores, and 32GB RAM. It’s not too expensive. Cloud plans start at $4.99 per month and also host an unlimited number of websites.

The cons of A2 Hosting are – you have to pay for an SSL certificate as an add-on is a little annoying. The uptime is 99.95%. No free domain.

4/Kamatera

  • Storage – 1000GB
  • RAM – 32GB
  • 40GB Bandwidth
  • Root Access
  • 30-day trial

Kamatera gives you complete control over your cloud hosting, such as deciding who gets root access, choosing your IP allocation, etc. Kamatera is excellent if you want a fully personalized hosting plan.

It also offers a lot of flexibility, such as:

  • Scaling of resources up or down. 
  • Server capacity can be increased or decreased.
  • You can also increase CPU, RAM, and storage space.
  • Firewalls can be added or taken away. 

The cons of Kamatera is you have to compromise with uptime. Kamatera can only guarantee 99.95% uptime. No Backups, no free domains, and no money-back guarantee.

5/InMotion

  • Storage – 260GB
  • RAM – 8GB
  • Unmetered CPUs
  • 86TB Bandwidth
  • Root Access
  • Backup
  • Free domains
  • 30-day trial

InMotion is well known for its shared and VPS hosting. It also offers many other services such as 24/7 live chat, phone customer service, help tickets, and a comprehensive knowledge center. It also provides free domains, backups, unlimited email accounts, websites, unmetered CPU cores, and root access.

Compared to other providers, InMotion’s RAM is relatively low. Bandwidth is also a bit limited, that cause problem when the site experiences unexpected traffic increase.

6/Cloudways – One Of The Best Cloud Hosting Providers

  • Storage – 3840GB
  • RAM – 384GB
  • 20TB Bandwidth
  • CPU – 96 cores

You can also select cloud servers. It gives excellent speed for sites. Cloudways’ plans are more flexible. Prices depend on your chosen data center. You can also select either monthly or hourly pricing packages.

For example, 

  • $10/month for the basic plan with a data center in New York, San Francisco, London. 
  • $0.0139/hour for the same package and data center for a pay-as-you-go.

Cloudways offers excellent customer support that includes a 24/7 live chat system. However, you’ll have to buy one of two paid support plans. If you want to use more features, you have to pay more. For $100/month, you get the Advanced support plan with proactive site monitoring, investigations, and help with customization. If you want 24/7 phone support, you have to buy the Premium support plan – $500/month.

7/DreamHost – One Of The Best Cloud Hosting Providers

  • Storage – 100GB
  • RAM – 16GB
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • CPU – 8 cores
  • Free Backup for WordPress Sites
  • Root Access

Even the best cloud hosting features in the world are worthless if their pricing is outside budget. DreamHost plans make cloud hosting accessible to anyone. It started at $4.50, and the most expensive one comes in at under $100. You’ll also be on an hourly rate.

If you are paying low, there will be fewer features, such as you will not get a free domain, live chat, phone support, and money-back guarantee.

Final Thoughts…

Ahoy folks, these were the best cloud hosting companies that you should look out for. Cloud computing is the future and almost all the web owners are now shifting to cloud hosting. It won’t be long when it will dominate all of the internet, only a handful run on traditional hosting.

Also Read : Best cloud storage companies 

So, what are your views regarding these cloud hosting companies? Which ones do you think will be the next big thing? Let us know in the comments below…

Scalability in Cloud Computing – All You Need To Know!

What is Scalability in Cloud Computing? Want to know about it? Here we have covered this topic in depth. Read the article till the end…

Scalability can be defined as the property of any system to handle the rapidly increasing work and manage it by using the resources. Scalability in terms of Cloud in Cloud Computing refers to the ability of cloud servers to increase or decrease IT resources as per their use and demand in the system. This is the most predominant feature of any cloud server in cloud computing. Scalability is the authentication for any cloud service to be the best in the market. In the Cloud computing platform networking, processing power, restoration everything can be scaled according to which the cloud will considered to be more or less efficient. On premises infrastructure takes a longer time and heavy expanse on scaling. Due to scalability of the cloud servers with their resources and data analytics you will have a greater control over your data and you can manage to know about the work they are doing inside your cloud. Scalability is the scale or measure of reliability, productivity, accessibility, and performance according to the web traffic.

 

For a manageable smooth system, there are two terms i.e. the system must be scalable as well as elastic. When we compare these, there we will find a huge difference between both these terms. Scalability is the property of scaling the resources and functions and adding new resources according to their usage and elasticity is the ability to expand or shrink by itself according to the changing needs of the system. It has the ability to adjust itself as per the need and usage. Elasticity is mainly used in those systems who have to face unpredictable workloads.

Scalability In Cloud Computing

How to increase the scalability of any cloud?

Scalability of any cloud server can be increased by replacing its applications to the bigger virtual machines or we can also add some expansions including our present infrastructure to the server for increasing its scalability. This addition in the cloud server is known as vertical scaling. Scalability can also be increased horizontally and diagonally. When you are adding nodes in your present infrastructure to get the sufficient storage for your data, this addition is known as horizontal scalability and the diagonal scaling helps you to combine both the vertical and horizontal scalings. Scalability gives you the best experience of flexibility of money as well as time in your business. Sometimes, we use the term scaling down which means removal of some extra resources from the server when they have no use. The scalable cloud has some services based on it which are IaaS(infrastructure as a service), PaaS(platform as a service), SaaS(software as a service), Daas(data as a service) .

 

What are the benefits of scalability in a cloud server?

There are a lot of benefits of scalability which can be given as:

       Scalability is the measure of functioning of application, performance, accessing etc. so it makes a cloud too flexible on which you can easily adjust your data to upstream or downstream.

       It increases the productivity by facilitating the performance of the cloud server. Scalable cloud can easily handle the heavy workload and server traffic which will surely lead to the business growth.

       It is a cost effective property as you don’t have to expand a lot of money to schedule your resources and storage increment.

       It makes it easy to scale up and scale down in the server and you can easily process payments in a single click after that the additional resources will be available as usual.

       There are lots of benefits of using scalable server but sometimes it become difficult to handle this due to large resources and expanded network. You must handle this with care.

 

Some of the best scalable cloud servers

There are a lot of cloud servers in the market, with greater efficiency. But some of the companies like Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, GCP(Google cloud platform), Rackspace, Hostinger, A2 Hostings, Hostwinds etc. While comparing their features and reviews, A2 hosting, and AWS has taken the first place according to people’s experience. Let’s explore about some of these scalable servers briefly.

 

       AWS(Amazon Web Servers)

AWS is a suit for computing which provides different cloud servers hosted by the Amazon. This is the cost effective and reliable solution for cloud computing. Being scalable it is the most flexible server to use. AWS has auto scaling system by which it can expand or shrink according to its use and disuse. It automatically adjust itself to maintain steady performance. It reduces the cost as well as your time. Auto scaling in AWS makes it a highly efficient server. Its auto scaling also helps us to manage various servers at a time. The service provides a simple, powerful user interface that will help us in building scaling Plans for resources. It become easy with AWS management console to use scaling in AWS and the amazing thing about this is you only have to pay for the resources you are using and you can remove resources anytime with scale down if they are not needed in your system.

 

       A2 Hosting

A2 Hosting is an excellent plan and first choice of the customers due to its smooth infrastructure and advance features. The key feature for its fame is its Scalability. It is popular for its hosting plans as well as its reliability. Not only the hosting plans but also provides domain names in very fair and affordable price. It is capable of managing multiple devices at a time due to its retaining scalability. A2 hosting is mainly designed to manage heavy web traffic in your system and it also offers  managed wordpress hostings plans. It is having virtual private server which helps to divide the large servers into sub-servers. This makes easy to access and manage them with an ease. Due to its scalability it is auto managing and adjust itself according to the need of server. In this, your website will hosted in multi-servers at a time, which increases the business productivity and accessibility. It also offers reseller program where you can sell anything without any pre-plan.

Also Read: What are Cloud Service Providers?

This is how scalability works in any cloud server and makes it an efficient solution.

 

 

What are Cloud Service Providers?

Want to know what are Cloud Service Providers? Have you ever thought about it? Here you will get to know all about it…

Cloud Service Providers are the companies or vendors who used to provide IT as a service over the Internet. It acts as a third party offering a cloud based platform with storage, it offers IaaS (infrastructure as a service), PaaS(Platform as a service) and SaaS(Software as a service). There are many cloud service providers in the market like Google cloud platform, Microsoft Azure, AWS(Amazon Web Services),  IBM cloud, Rackspace, Go Daddy, VMware etc. But it is quite tough to choose one among them. There should be some key features in your mind before you choose any one from these cloud services. You will choose them according to your business needs as per your IT budget. If you are still confused about these services then we are here to help you anyways.

Here are some best reviewed Cloud service Providers and their comparison with other services which will help you to choose the best Cloud service which fits into your business requirements.

cloud service providers

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure cloud service providers are one of the most reviewed services for cloud computing . They offer the best services at an affordable price. Azure supports the Microsoft version and provides flexibility, increases deployment with increment in scalability. Microsoft Azure has 36 regions all over the world. It is capable of disaster recovery with accuracy having fully integrated development. Azure provides Query Surge which helps you to analyze different platforms including XML, database, data stores and files. It provides an automated service of emailing the result directly to your team, so you don’t have to take headaches for emailing data to each server. Microsoft Azure provides a free 15 days trial to have a look in its all features including QuerySurge key. It has a great efficiency of deploying thousands of instances in a minute. It is designed to focus on apps instead of hardwares which makes it more efficient.

 

AWS(Amazon Web Services)

Amazon Web Services are proved to be the best cloud service providers offered by Amazon. These are made up of different products of cloud computing and services. They provide scalable, reliable and an inexpensive cloud computing platform. They are affordable even for the small businesses, you only have to pay according to your usage. It is found to be the secure solution for computing, database storage and content delivery. Amazon offers thousands of services including Hagship compute services and simple storage. It has a robust cloud which has the set of big three providers. It has 22 regions which includes different zones in it. AWS is best suited in terms of global reach, providing more data centres in the world. If your business needs high computing power, then AWS proves to be an ideal solution. It helps to improve the productivity of an application development team at the same time it is a cost friendly as well as user friendly solution.

 

Google Cloud Platform(GCP)

Google cloud platform is a suit of cloud computing offered by Google. It seems to be the clear winner in terms of its smooth pricing structure. GCP provides a better approach for long term usage discounts. It is the cheapest cloud server in the field of computing. It enables quick access with limitless capacity and flexibility with collaboration tools. It is having the future proof infrastructure with powerful data analytics. GCP enables you to work from anywhere in the world. It increases the control over your data including permission, access controls and data limit. It covers 23 regions and 73 zones all over the world. This is a huge network of its services. Google provides its own network to every user which increases the control over their data and also increases scalability to your business. GCP allows cloud data loss prevention with a single click in a very few minutes. Sometimes, you have to face inaccuracy in transferring large files and the restoration process becomes slow but all over it provides the best computing platform for your business.

 

IBM Cloud

IBM cloud offers the safest and a secure environment for computing ,storing & accessing data, applications files and folders. It is said to be the next generation multi-cloud platform with advanced features and AI capabilities. It helps in improving and modernizing your applications and increases agility, productivity and resiliency. Its restoration process is very fast and accurate. By the help of IBM cloud you will gain control over your data and it accelerates the IT transformation with multi cloud access. IBM retards the complexity of the network which makes it easy to use and it also offers the collaboration key and analyzes the value from jump. It is a flexible solution for your businesses.

 

Rackspace

Rackspace is a set of different cloud computing services and its products. It is one of the cheapest cloud computing services. It is a US company which came into existence in 2006. It offers unlimited storage CDN for media including backups, video, and image folders. It offers a secure environment for your data and follows the replication of data into three different paths, so data loss in any case can easily be recovered. It helps the user to deploy thousands of cloud servers in a very few minutes. It has an advanced high availability architecture with elasticity. Its infrastructure is less flexible but it requires less maintenance. It also supports the operating system and common applications as well as other routine services. Rackspace offers upto 10,000 Compute cycles per month.

Oracle Cloud

Oracle Cloud is the platform for cloud computing offered by Oracle Corporation. It offers data storage, access, database management, network and application which are managed by Oracle data centres. The Oracle platform supports numerous open standards like HTML, SQL etc. It has IaaS(infrastructure as a service), PaaS(Platform as a service), SaaS(Software as a service) and DaaS(Data as a service). These services deploy, manage built and extend applications. It provides virtual machines for managing the different types of workloads and performance abilities.

 

Here, we have discussed some of the most reviewed Cloud Service Providers including their advanced features. Now, you can make the best choice for your business.

 

 

Private Cloud: How to Build A Private Cloud?

Want to learn what a private cloud is? Want to know how to build a private cloud? Here’s all you need to learn…

A private cloud is a source of cloud computing that is completely monitored by an individual or a particular enterprise. The private cloud is completely similar to the Public cloud having a similar efficiency rate, data access, liability, access data, sharing applications & agility but it is accessed by only user or company. For building any of the clouds, there must be a strong infrastructure with vital resources and an efficient operating system featuring software. This isn’t a very tough thing to make your own cloud, if you follow the steps in a systematic way, you can develop your own private cloud for data hosting. Private cloud work on-premises within a company’s server.

 

Some examples of Private Cloud are HP Data centers, Microsoft, Ubuntu, etc. You can easily buy a Private Cloud from the market but if you are thinking of developing it by yourself, then I guess this will always be a better idea to have your own private cloud. As the cloud, which you are going to develop will be according to your expectations & company needs. This will surely result in achieving the goal you are setting for your company or a business.

 

how to build a private cloud

 

Steps to build a Private cloud

Let’s see the steps which must be followed to build your own Private Cloud.

 

There is a need to deeply understand the cloud maturity model before you start.

  • The first step of building a Private Cloud is its infrastructure. You must set an infrastructure according to your goal. There needed some highly advanced components for cloud computing, Operating system matches your level, base metal, virtualization, resources & software pool. These must be chosen according to their supportability & efficiency. A liable model with a high level strategy document should be prepared. This is your assessment step, which will set a base for your private cloud model. This must be elastic & a flexible model.
  • The next step includes the exploring of all your assets and implementing the budget which fits in your goal. Your budget must be affordable. This step also includes the discarding of multiple data centres and setting a cloud model which must be robust to handle all the data from different servers. This system must be centralized, so that the data centres reach the cloud easily.
  • After merging all the assets, visualize the operating system. This step includes the virtualization of your IT infrastructure. This will help you to optimize your system. The hardwares will be used according to their usage in the system. If your computing power is not virtualizing 100% then you can also use virtualization solutions like VMware hypervisor. This will help you to increase the usage to its maximum peak level.
  • After the virtualization, the cloud will be selected or rejected according to its functioning and non-functioning.Then it will be migrated to the cloud. This step includes application migration. If there is any disruption or a non-functioning element, it will be removed or exchanged from the model. You can also compare the functioning of your model with other advanced functioning private cloud models. The cloud should be modified to avoid the data storage or transfer through a single path. It must use multiple data storings, so that the data will be recovered easily from another part if one part of it faces any disaster.
  • After the migration, the next step to be followed is the automatic system of cloud structure. Generally, you have to manually add the new virtual machines when the workload increases in your system, but for a cloud it must be an automatic feature to reduce the workload by generating a virtual machine by itself and self installing it in the virtual environment. This step in the cloud development increases its maturity level and the cloud becomes too close to be used in your system. Your cloud must have an automation for each point. If the server goes down the cloud will automatically send an alert to the authority. This automation will make your cloud an efficient model to be used in cloud computing.
  • Now, your Private cloud model is ready to be used. This step includes optimization of your model, its benefits, features and advancements. Take a 3 or 4 months trial of your Private cloud and observe the analytics if you are achieving the goal you have set up before building the cloud model. If it is really going well then your model is ready to use and you can bring it to the marketing, but if it is not achieving the goal or it is not working properly then there is a need to recheck the model. This step is the uppermost level of cloud maturity.

 

Qualities of any Private Cloud

The Private cloud that you have built by your own must have some usual qualities like other clouds. The private cloud must be a flexible model which is designed to increase the scalability of your business. The main thing is it must be an affordable solution which fits in any IT budget. It should have an easy centralized management with greater work efficiency and it can handle workload easily. It must have the fast Restoration process with increased agility and innovation. It makes sure to maintain your business continuity and should have the ability to manage multiple vendors at a time.

 

Tips for avoiding Private Cloud failures

Sometimes the private cloud fails due to some mistakes that we usually face.These can be avoided by

  • Firstly communicate with the vendors and cloud users, analyze the requirements according to which you will set up your cloud infrastructure.
  • Figure out the problems that the cloud users usually face in a computing platform, and try to make your model targeting these problems. This will make your private cloud model more efficient.
  • Make a price structure before you start making the model and the pricing must be affordable to the enterprises.
  • Make a rough idea about your expectations, budget, storage limit, and resources before making the private cloud.
  • Make sure that the existing apps must move into the private cloud. Your plan must be significant to justify start cost.

These are some tips that will eliminate the private cloud failures and you will surely make a successful private cloud.

 

7 Best PaaS Companies (Platform as a Service) in 2020

Searching for the 7 Best PaaS Companies [Platform as a Service], then your search is now over. Choosing the best one among hundreds of PaaS Companies is a bit confusing. It becomes hard to choose the right one. For you, we make a shortlist of 7 Best PaaS Companies to clear your confusion. You probably know about, What are PaaS company and PaaS product? if not, then –

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) gives users the platform (over the internet) to:

  • Develop
  • Manage
  • Run applications.

PaaS companies are third-party vendors that reduce the need for back-end software development. It also provides useful resources to build, deploy, and launch software applications.

A PaaS Company should provide the following things to the user:

  • Databases creation tools
  • Development platform
  • Application management tools
  • Capabilities to deploy an application

Scroll down, read the full article to know the 10 best PaaS Companies.

7 Best PaaS Companies

the best PaaS companies

Here is the list of 7 best PaaS Companies:-

  1. AWS Elastic Beanstalk
  2. IBM Bluemix
  3. MS Azure
  4. Oracle Cloud
  5. Salesforce
  6. Google Cloud
  7. AppFog

1/AWS Elastic Beanstalk – Best PaaS Company

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers more than six dozen cloud services and still adding more. You also use AWS Elastic Beanstalk with your AWS account. You have to pay for the AWS services and resources, no additional fees for Elastic Beanstalk. AWS always has the latest tools as they are continually updating and adding new ones.

Elastic Beanstalk is for scaling and deploying web applications developed on the following programming language:-

  • Java
  • .NET
  • PHP
  • Node.js
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • Go
  • Docker, and many more.

These also run on:-

  • Apache,
  • Nginx,
  • Passenger,
  • IIS.

You only need to upload your applications, and Amazon Elastic Beanstalk will handle everything such as:-

  • load balancing
  • provisioning
  • application health monitoring
  • auto-scaling.

2/IBM Bluemix

IBM is a high reputation cloud service provider and offers all standard features of a PaaS. IBM Bluemax is a combination of:

  • IBMs’ IaaS
  • IBMs’ PaaS.

IBM Cloud Platform offers you a wide range of choices, for example, as a:-

  • Cloud Foundry app
  • Virtual machine
  • VMware
  • Docker container on a Kubernetes cluster

IBM Cloud Platform has over 190 services, and easy to connect your app to other services. You can also manage and scale efficiently. Host your servers, storage, and different workloads with Bluemix.

The price range is also very decent. You can even start for free. After the free trial, you get plans:

  • Pay as you go
  • Fixed monthly subscription

It also supports other languages through build packs. The available languages are:-

  • PHP,
  • Python,
  • Ruby Sinatra,
  • Ruby on Rails, etc.

3/MS Azure – Best PaaS Company

Microsoft Azure offers PaaS, SaaS, IaaS, and helps you deploy applications, services, infrastructures, and reduce coding time. You get 70 Azure products, e.g., storage, databases, analytics, mobile, security, etc. The benefits of using Azure are that developers can use Visual Studio for creating and deploying applications.

Their PaaS offers features, such as:

  • Storage,
  • Networking,
  • Infrastructure,
  • Datacentre servers,
  • Security solutions,
  • Analytics
  • Middleware,
  • Databases,
  • Runtime environments, etc.

The languages and options available are as follow:

  • .NET
  • Node.js
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Java
  • Ruby, etc.

4/Oracle – Best PaaS Company

Oracle helps users to build, deploy, integrate, and manage all cloud applications. It’s AI, machine learning offers self-repairing abilities and handles everything via a single platform. This platform also lowers costs, saves time, and minimizes complexity. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is a DevOps ready platform, works as a mixture of 2 technology-

  1. Open source technology 
  2. Oracle technology.

The solution allows the user to move all processes to the cloud. It also reduces the risk and total cost of ownership. It supports different application frameworks, libraries, and languages such as Java EE, Java SE, Python, JRuby, PHP, Node.js, etc. Get access to oracle services such as:

  • Java Cloud, 
  • MySQL Cloud,
  • Developer Cloud, 
  • Mobile Cloud, 
  • Node Cloud, etc.

A free trial is also available with the following paid plans – Enterprise Edition – $1,500 OCPU / month. Standard Edition One – $400 OCPU / month. Enterprise Edition High Performance – $2,000 OCPU / month. Enterprise Edition Extreme Performance – $3,000 OCPU / month.

5/Salesforce – One Of The Best PaaS Companies

Salesforce allows you to build apps without having to write a single line of code. It offers all standard PaaS features such as infrastructure, middleware, OS, runtime environments, etc. You also easily integrate 3rd party APIs with Salesforce.  It’s ‘Lightning Design’ system provides guides and sample codes for developers. You can easily create mobile apps without rewriting your code.

There is a free trial available, and also a wide range of plans such as:

  • Employee Apps Starter – $25/month per user.
  • Heroku Enterprise Starters – $4,000/month per company.

6/Google Cloud

Googles’ PaaS or Google App Engine has the same infrastructure as the Google search engine. Google App Engine helps you develop, deploy, and manage your applications. Just focus on coding while Google App Engine handles the scaling for you.

The platform supports all popular languages such as:

  • Java,
  • Python,
  • PHP,
  • Ruby,
  • Node.js,
  • .Net, etc.

Google App Engine helps you build mobile and Web back-ends using the programming language, frameworks, libraries, and runtimes.
It also supports SQL and NoSQL databases. You can split traffic into different versions and also host different application versions.

  • A free trial is available.
  • Standard – $0.05 / instance per hour.
  • Flexible – $0.0526 / core hour, $0.0071 / GB hour, and $0.0400 / GB per month.

7/AppFog – One Of The Best PaaS Companies

You only have to manage your code and data. AppFog takes care of the following things:

  • runtime,
  • middleware,
  • OS,
  • virtualization,
  • servers,
  • networking,
  • storage.

You can concentrate on your application instead of provisioning or configuring Web servers or setting up databases. You can also migrate your applications if you have previously hosted them on Cloud Foundry. The pricing starts from $0.04/GB per instance.

AppFog also supports many languages, such as:

  • Java, 
  • Python, 
  • Node, 
  • PHP, 
  • Ruby, 
  • MySQL, 
  • MongoDB
  • PostgreSQL. 

It runs in numerous different regions. You have to pay for only what you used. It also supports other code management systems such as:

  • Git, 
  • SVN,
  • Mercurial.

Final Thoughts…

I told you the seven best PaaS Companies. Now, you have to choose the PaaS Company that fits you the best. If you have any questions related to PaaS companies and PaaS products, you can ask in the comment box.