1. Why would you choose cloud server, rather than physical server?
1.1 Increased Security
Cloud server provides advanced, high-level security features such as data encryption and routine backups, providing greater data security than that of an physical server, no matter what happens to the hardware, stolen laptop or a virus on a PC
1.2 Centralized Collaboration
We can collaborate and communicate with colleagues and patients Communication between you and your colleagues is accelerated, efficient, and effective. Regardless of your company’s client or supplier setup, everyone uses the same files in the same format in the same place, in real-time, improving the organization and consistency of projects. With a cloud platform, you can also integrate into your existing technology toolset, easily transferring data via API or connectors, with the option to automate processes.
1.3 Access From Wherever, Whenever
Users can access their accounts anywhere, anytime. Patient appointment can be made on multiple devices and in any location with an internet connection. Cloud systems are upgraded automatically even while users are using the platform allowing uninterrupted workflow.
We can scale up or down the workload size to meets our needs. A cloud service also provides the option to pay subscription on a month-to-month basis which can be adjusted to our hospital’s needs.
1.5 Save Time, Save Money
Cloud platforms don’t require time-consuming software installation and we will no longer be spending money and manpower on IT infrastructure and maintenance. The server needs are taken care of by your cloud provider.
2. What kind of cloud computing service model would be most appropriate (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS)? Why?
SaaS. Because SaaS eliminates the expense of hardware acquisition, provisioning and maintenance, as well as software licensing, installation and support. It is economical because we pay for this service on a monthly basis using a pay-as-you-go model. The service will be automatically updates and this further reduces the burden on in-house IT staff. Users can access them from any Internet-enabled device and location.