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What Does the Cloud Have to do With SaaS? PaaS? IaaS?

This article applies to: Cloudification


"Cloud computing is where software applications, data storage and processing capacity are accessed over the internet." (Three Ways to Cloud Compute) SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS all play a role in cloud computing.

  • SaaS (Software as a Service): Allows users to access existing online applications and store associated data in the cloud.
  • PaaS (Platform as a Service): Allows users to create cloud applications using tools, solutions and components provided in the cloud--an application hosting and deployment environment.
  • IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service): Allows businesses and organizations to run applications on cloud hardware: virtual machines, servers, storage, load balancers, and networks.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 9:44am

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