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Understanding the Cloud StackWhats the difference?IaaS PaaS - SaaS

IaaS PaaS - SaaSThis is the cloud stack!

The Cloud StackThe cloud stack consists of subcategories of cloud functionality. Its described as a stack because it is a broad range of services built upon one another.


Defining IaaS Delivers computer infrastructure and storage on demand, via the InternetRather than purchasing servers, software, data center space or network equipment, clients buy those resources as a fully outsourced service from a provider

What are the benefits?ScalabilityResources are available at all times This causes no delays in growing capacity

Eliminate major hardware investmentsPhysical hardware is set up and maintained by the cloud providerSaves time and money


Additional BenefitsLocation independence Access data from ANY time ANY placeAll you need is Internet access

Physical security of data center locationsKeycard protocols, biometric scanning protocols and round-the-clock interior and exterior surveillance monitor access to every one of our data centersOnly authorized data center personnel are granted access


Defining PaaSA platform and environment for developers to build applications and services without the complexity of building and maintaining the infrastructure typically associated with developing and launching an app.

What are the benefits?FlexibilityCustomers have control over what tools are installed within their platform They can create services that best fit their requirements

No extra physical infrastructureNo need to purchase additional hardwareFocus on the development of applications

Additional BenefitsAdaptabilityWith the pay-as-you-go model, features can be changed if the circumstances dictate they should

Work together from various locationsSince all you need is Internet access and a Web browser, employees can work across several locations

Defining SaaSDescribes any cloud service where clients are able to access software applications over the Internet. The applications are hosted in the cloud and can be used for a wide range of tasks for both individuals and organizations. Users are able to access the services via any Internet-enabled device.

What are the benefits?Eliminate set up costsScalable, with upgrades available on demandAccess is compatible across all Internet-capable devices Anywhere, any time accessLower overall costsImproved securityAbility to test software before committing

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