What Are the Different Types of Services Provided by Cloud Computing?

different types of services offered by cloud computing

Cloud computing is the means of storing and accessing data and programs over the internet rather than on your computer’s hard drive.

While this may sound simple when we are talking about the different types of cloud computing for individuals, but it’s an entirely different “cloud” when it comes to businesses.

The following explains the 3 services offered by cloud computing for businesses:

Platform as a Service (PaaS)

PaaS clouds are created, oftentimes inside IaaS clouds (which we will learn more about below) by specialists to deliver the scalability and distribution of any application and to aid make a company’s expenses predictable.

The main benefit of this service is that for very little money you can start your application with no stress and more than basic development. Its design allows for a lot of scalability since it is based on cloud computing. The only negative of a PaaS cloud is that these services may come with some restrictions that will not work with your products under any circumstances.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

This service provides business access to essential web infrastructure such as servers, connections, storage space, without the need to buy or manage internet infrastructure themselves.  The economies of specialization and scale are beneficial to the managed service provider and the business that is using the infrastructure.

For example, IaaS allows an internet business an opportunity to develop and grow in an instant.

Both PaaS and SaaS clouds are grounded in IaaS clouds since the company that is providing the software as a service is also maintaining the infrastructure to run the software in the first place.  By choosing an IaaS cloud, your company will have to deal with the complexity, but with it comes flexibility.

Software as a Service (SaaS)

This service offered by cloud computing is relatively mature and its phrases use those included in cloud computing. Cloud applications permit the cloud to be leveraged for software infrastructure. This reduces the burden of support, maintenance and operations because the application is run on computers that are owned by the vendor.

If you are interested in exploring more of the different types of cloud computing, contact Dynamix Solutions today!

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