Cloud Computing Service Models

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In this article, we will try to understand in simplest possible way; What is cloud? What are different cloud offerings? How does it work for you?

Cloud computing constitutes a broad range of services. Web is the common thread between all of these. So something sitting on your desktop and able to operate on its own is not a cloud service.

Key characteristics of a cloud based solution are:

It is available on demand.

  • It can be accessed through standard platforms like desktop, laptop, mobile.
  • It can be used by multiple people.
  • People can share resources.
  • It can easily handle increase/decrease of user base.
  • Solution can scale up/down easily.
  • Billing for the service can be easily measured.

There are different types of cloud computing services commonly classified as Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). In a very simplistic explanation:

  • SaaS – is software delivered over web.
  • PaaS – is platform delivered over web, for the creation of the software.
  • IaaS – is infrastructure (hardware/software) delivered over web as an on demand leased service.

Let’s take a deeper look at these services.

Software as a Service (SaaS)

Characteristics:

  • It is available through web either as a paid/free service.
  • It is centrally managed and delivered to all.
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