activated february 2017

Most cloud computing services fall into three broad categories: infrastructure as a service (laas), platform as a service (PaaS), and software as a service (Saas). Cloud services are designed to provide easy, scalable access to applications, resources and services, and are fully managed by a cloud services provider. Cloud services include online data storage and backup solutions, Web-based e-mail services, hosted office suites and document collaboration services, database processing, managed technical support services and more.

1. Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS)

The most basic category of cloud computing services. With laas, rent IT infrastructure-servers and virtual machines (VMS), storage, networks, operating systems-from a cloud provider on a pay-as-go basis.

The benefits of laas
  • No need to invest in your own hardware
  • Infrastructure scales on demand to support dynamic workloads
  • Flexible, innovative services available on demand


2. Platform as a service (PaaS)

Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) refers to cloud computing services that supply an on-demand environment for developing, testing, delivering, and managing software applications. Paas is designed to make it easier for developers to quickly create web or mobile apps, without worrying about setting up or managing the underlying infrastructure of servers, storage, network, and databases needed for

The benefits of Paas
  • Develop applications and get to market faster
  • Deploy new web applications to the cloud in minutes
  • Reduce complexity with middleware as a service

3. Software as a service (SaaS)

Software-as-a-service (SaaS) is a method for delivering software applications over the Internet, on demand and typically on a subscription basis. With SaaS, cloud providers host and manage the software application and underlying infrastructure, and handle any maintenance, like software upgrades and security patching. Users connect to the application over the Internet, usually with a web browser on their phone, tablet, or PC.

The benefits of SaaS
  • Can sign up and rapidly start using innovative business apps
  • Apps and data are accessible from any connected computer
  • No data is lost if computer breaks, as data is in the cloud
  • The service is able to dynamically scale to usage needs