Types of Cloud Services
There are three main types of cloud services: Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to cloud, it’s more about finding the right solution that supports your business requirements.
SaaS and Its Benefits
Software as a service (SaaS) is a software delivery model in which the cloud provider hosts the customer’s applications at their location. The customer accesses their applications over the internet. Rather than paying for and maintaining their own computing infrastructure, the customer takes advantage of subscription to the service on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Many businesses are finding SaaS to be the ideal solution because it enables them to get up and running quickly with the most innovative technology available. Automatic updates reduce the burden on in-house resources. Customers can scale services to support fluctuating workloads, adding more services or features they grow. A modern cloud suite provides complete software for every business need such as customer experience, ERP procurement, ERP project portfolio management, supply chain, and enterprise planning.
PaaS and Its Benefits
Platform as a service (PaaS) enables customers the advantage to access the developer tools they need to build and manage mobile and web applications without investing in—or maintaining—the underlying infrastructure. The provider hosts the infrastructure and middleware components and the customer accesses those services via a web browser.
To aid productivity, Oracle’s PaaS offers ready-to-use programming components that allow developers to build new capabilities into their applications, including innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), chatbots, blockchain, and the Internet of Things (IoT). It also include solutions for analysts, end users, and professional IT administrators, including big data analytics, content management, database management, systems management, and security.
IaaS and Its Benefits
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) enables customers to access infrastructure services on an on-demand basis through the internet. The key advantage is that the cloud provider hosts the infrastructure components that provide compute, storage, and network capacity so that their subscribers can run their workloads in the cloud. The cloud subscriber is usually responsible for installing, configuring, securing, and maintaining any software on the cloud-based infrastructure, such as database, middleware, and application software.