What are the different types of cloud services?

Posted by Comporium Business Services on Oct 9, 2020 8:13:46 PM

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In a nutshell, cloud computing is the delivery of computing services over the internet. Companies can gain easy, scalable access to applications and resources via a cloud service provider, as opposed to using their own on-premises servers. Here’s a rundown of the four different types of cloud services and their unique benefits.

IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service)

IaaS gives users access to servers on a pay-as-you-go basis, rather than buying their own. IaaS is ideal for start-ups, helping them scale their business without the substantial cost of managing their own physical servers and hardware. This is the most basic of the four cloud services.

PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service)

Basically, PaaS offers the same pay-as-you-go services as IaaS, plus additional features like middleware. Largely used for applications development, PaaS provides a framework for developers to build upon as they go. This allows them to customize apps without the added stress of maintaining software.

SaaS (Software-as-a-Service)

SaaS gives users access to software on a pay-as-a-you-go basis, allowing them to subscribe to an application rather than purchasing and installing it on their own. They can simply log into and use a SaaS application, like email and office tools, via the Internet. Among many other benefits, this service offers a great deal of flexibility, allowing employees to access files remotely and work from anywhere at any time.

FaaS (Functions-as-a-Service)

Finally, FaaS is provides a platform for customers to develop, run, and manage applications. FaaS is designed to potentially be a serverless architecture—which means developers can leverage the tool to deploy an individual function action, like scheduling tasks or processing web requests. With FaaS, developers can spend more time writing application logic and less time worrying about servers and deploys. Server hardware is the foundation of any computer network, but maintaining and a physical server is not always the best route for a business. These four types of cloud services give users the processing power and storage capacity they need without the stress and cost that comes with managing it on their own.

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