Cloud computing is an ever-evolving technology that offers many benefits, especially in the field of design. Cloud-based design tools allow designers to work more efficiently and productively by accessing software and data online. This article explores how to get the most out of cloud-based design tools.
Integrate design tools with your cloud space
Today, designers need to use cloud-based design tools that offer flexibility of access. Tools like solidworks CAD must be available on different platforms, such as desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones. In addition, the tools must be compatible with the most common operating systems, such as Windows, Mac OS and Linux. This will allow designers to work smoothly and efficiently regardless of the device they are using.
An integration of design tools with your cloud allows you to ensure the security of all your data and therefore minimizes the risk of sensitive data flow. Also, this integration action allows you to make a big reduction on IT and software maintenance.
Choosing the right cloud model for your business
The best choice of cloud model clearly depends on the advantages and especially the needs of each company. There are three models: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS).
The Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) model is a basic model that allows you to lease servers, networks and other IT equipment to run your own IT infrastructure. It is a perfect solution for companies that want to have full control over their IT infrastructure and manage servers and software themselves without complication.
The Platform as a Service (PaaS) model is a more advanced model, ideal for development to test and deploy applications without doing underlying infrastructure management. It is an ideal solution for companies that want to focus on developing their applications without worrying about managing the IT infrastructure.
The Software as a Service (SaaS) model is a simpler model that allows applications to be used online without a computer installation. It is an ideal approach for companies that plan to access online applications without making an investment in software licensing and maintenance. A combination of various models is possible depending on the typical and specific needs of the company.
Opt for the PaaS type of cloud computing
Among the three types of cloud (IaaS, SaaS and PaaS), PaaS is better suited for the free operation of your design tools. Indeed, this type of cloud leaves the management of the application and its data to you. All the management of the infrastructure associated with your cloud space remains under the responsibility of the cloud provider.
PaaS is a flexible and highly scalable model for the cloud. It allows developers to build applications faster and more efficiently. Below this, PaaS is an automatic escalation. Finally, PaaS can be more economical for companies than other types of cloud services.
Keeping your cloud system up to date
Every day, cloud providers’ technicians work to improve the user experience. New features and tools are developed and integrated into the cloud system. To take advantage of these, your cloud system must be updated daily to have the latest version available. These evolutionary changes to the cloud optimize the performance of the design tools which become more efficient and guarantee a measure of security.