If you have contracted for cloud computing services, your service falls under one of these categories: Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, or Infrastructure as a Service. Abbreviated, these are SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS respectively, and are the three parts of the “cloud computing stack” or the various models of cloud services available.
If you aren’t clear about these terms, you aren’t alone. Though nearly half of all businesses utilize some form of cloud computing, few can define the cloud, and even fewer can identify which of the service models listed here they employ. Here is your guide to understanding what’s available from the cloud to your business. Continue Reading
The cloud has existed for a number of years now and the benefits – flexibility, scalability, no CAPEX – are clear for all to see. Yet not everyone is a cloud-believer and there are some who still stick rigidly to an on-premise model. Why is this and what can be done to help make people realise the benefits of cloud for software, platform and infrastructure? Continue Reading