SaaS vs PaaS vs IaaS

Cloud Services usually come in three models:

Software as a Service (SaaS)
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

  • *Software as a Service (SaaS)*
    The consumer in this case is an end-user. The consumer uses applications that happen to be running on a cloud. The applications can be as varied as email, calendars, video streaming, and real-time collaboration. The consumer does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure, including network, servers, operating systems, storage, or even individual application capabilities, with the possible exception of limited user-specific application configuration settings.


As you can see each cloud model offers specific features and functionalities, and it is crucial for you and your organization to understand the differences between them. Whether you need cloud-based software for storage options, a smooth platform that allows you to create customized applications or complete control over your entire infrastructure without having to physically maintain it, there is a cloud service for you.



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