Cloud Computing : Services and Offerings
- Software as a Service (S-a-a-S)
- Platform as a Service (P-a-a-S)
- Infrastructure as a Service (I-a-a-S)
Here is what Steve Ballmer says about cloud –
Our industry is going through quite a wave of innovation and it’s being powered by a phenomenon which is referred to as the cloud.
- A-as-a-S (Authentication-as-a-Service)
- B-as-a-S (Backup-as-a-Service)
- C-as-a-S (Code-as-a-Service)
- D-as-a-S (Datacenter / Database-as-a-Service)
- E-as-a-S (E-mail-as-a-Service)
- H-as-a-S (Hardware-as-a-Service)
- I-as-a-S & IT-a-a-S (IT as a Service)
- K-as-a-S (Knowledge-as-a-Service)
- N-as-a-A (Network-as-a-Service)
- P-as-a-S (Platform-as-a-Service)
- S-as-a-S (Storage / Software-as-a-Service)
- T-as-a-S (Testing as a Service)
Let’s see how –
- Services which are related to software / applications can be a part of S-a-a-S.
- IT infrastructure related services could be included in I-a-a-S.
- Finally, those services, which are available for any kind of architecture or platform, could be defined within P-a-a-S.
The cloud provides software applications running on cloud infrastructure.
P-a-a-S (Platform as a Service)
The cloud provides infrastructure, typically virtual machines, which can be loaded with the consumer created or acquired applications.
I-a-a-S (Infrastructure as a Service)
The cloud provides an infrastructure including (virtual) platforms, networking, etc. on which applications can be deployed and run including operating systems.
Your thought are welcome!