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Everything as a service: a busy boss’s guide to PaaS, SaaS and IaaS

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The technology industry is famous for its overuse of unnecessary and downright confusing acronyms. The cloud sector is no exception.

IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, what’s that all about?

With the vast increase in responsibilities of IT, we’ve made your life easier and collated it all into one graphic.

From definitions, examples, benefits and more, this will hopefully give you the ammunition to consider IaaS, PaaS, SaaS within the context of your business.

Read on to learn that (and more):



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Summary: IaaS, PaaS, SaaS

While there was quite a lot discussed, here are the key highlights:

  • SaaS explained: You pay for software that is entirely supported by the supplier
  • PaaS explained: A platform to which you can develop, and focus on your objectives
  • IaaS explained: The ultimate virtual data centre
  • Cloud management responsibilities: most of which are placed on the customer for SaaS and PaaS
  • Examples: Include Dropbox, Microsoft Azure PaaS and AWS respectively
  • Benefits: Range from access anywhere to PAYG
  • Stat: 82 percent of organisations with more than 1,000 employees have a multi-cloud strategy
  • Future-proof: 92 percent of all workloads will be processed in the cloud by 2020

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Written by Jake Chody | Marketing Manager, RedPixie | Follow Jake on Twitter | See his LinkedIn Profile


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