Understanding different types of cloud computing services and their benefits

Over the years cloud computing became has one of the top-notch technology to access IT infrastructure, software and hardware resources. The technology enables the user to explore applications that are mainly seted-up for business or research. This blog highlights the types of cloud computing and its fruitful benefits

Infrastructure as a Service

As a fully out sourced service, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is the lowest range of cloud computing infrastructure. Through a virtual interface, the IaaS provider delivers the pre-installed configurated software. The complete accessing of the cloud service depends on the customer. For instances, hosting and developmental environments are managed through the offerings of IaaS

Benefits of IaaS solutions

  • It reduces the ownership cost and initial expenditures
  • The user only has to pay for the services of their needs
  • Able to access enterprise-grade IT resources and infrastructure
  • Based on the individual requirements the user has the leverage to scale up and scale down at any time

Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Apart from its advancement, typically it is more or less similar to IaaS. Apart from providing the infrastructure, in addition, PaaS provides the computing platform and solution stack as a service. This advanced ITinfracture comes with an amazing GUI (graphic user interface), run time libraries and programming language. The companies prefer PaaS when they are in need of development, collaboration, test and deploy cloud solutions (hosting done by the third party). Also, PaaS provides fully configurated sandbox for the user to test and develop cloud applications.

Benefits of PaaS Solutions

  • Community is one of the reasons why most people prefer PaaS environment. This helps the development team to build a strong supportive community with the cloud computing system.
  • Also, PaaS takes out the barrier of the software infrastructure upgrade. It handles the updates, patches and mandatory maintenance of the software.
  • It doesn’t require higher investments in hardware and software. PaaS has it at the least level.   
  • It takes the burden of the development team by the simplified deployment infrastructure of cloud applications.

Software as a Service (SaaS)

SaaS has always been the people favourite because of its fully functioning web applications. SaaS applications are most prefered by the business users who are into ERP, CRM, web conferencing, time management and email management.

Benefits of SaaS Solutions

  • Rapid Scalability
  • Responsive from any location with internet
  • Nullifies infrastructure concerns
  • Customised service offerings
  • Numerous options for maintence and support

Recovery as a Service (RaaS)

When the company are in need of replacement in solutions such as backing up data, archiving or disaster backup RaaS is your go-to option. Furthermore, it provides the company to recover data, OS, applications and configurations. RaaS is also known as DRaaS ( Disaster Recovery as a Service)

  • Eliminates the risk of data losses
  • Reduces the risk of losing physical infrastructure
  • One of the cost-effective way to recover valuable data
  • Provides faster and accurate recovery of data
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