Many businesses are moving to the Cloud. Hosted services are varied and there is an option to fit every need. With so many choices, it is often hard to know where to look. Here is a breakdown of some of the most common options for Cloud services.
PaaS – Platform as a Service allows customers to develop, run and manage applications without building and maintaining the infrastructure typically associated with this. The Cloud service provider provides the networks, servers, storage and other services to host the consumer’s application. This alleviates the cost of expensive hardware purchases and maintenance.
SaaS – Software as a Service is a convenient way to supply your employees with all of the software that is necessary to be productive. With access to an internet browser, they can access their critical programs from anywhere and at any time. Service providers offer this on a subscription basis so you only required to pay for what you need on a monthly basis. You don’t need to purchase costly software up front and it offers complete scalability.
IaaS – In an Infrastructure as a Service model, a provider hosts hardware, software, servers, storage and other infrastructure components on behalf of its users. IaaS providers also host applications and handle tasks including system maintenance, and data backups. IaaS provides business continuity and disaster recovery. It is a great choice for someone hoping to offload all IT responsibilities.
Daas – Desktop as a Service gives you everything you need to do your job in one place. It makes all of your programs and data accessible when and where you need it.
Each of these offers is completely scalable and can be customized to fit your needs. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about Cloud services.