Another Look at the “As a Service” Offerings
Software as a Service (SAAS) Licensed Software applications where they are provided on outside infrastructure.
Desktop as a Service (DAAS) There are at least 5 vendors as of today that are offering DAAS. This means the actual desktop data and processsing is handled outside the user’s PS and in the cloud. The user uses a PC or another device to execute the desktop. This is in some ways similar to a remote desktop connection except the hardware is in the cloud.
Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS) This involves using hardware in the cloud as the platform for executing as well as items such as storage in the cloud.
Platform as a Service (PAAS) Infrastructure and hosted software for building software applications. The organization’s developers or outsourced developers produce custom corporate applications on the PAAS.
Blogging as a Service (BAAS) Bloggers providing hopefully useful content on the web that others can access and comment on. Alright, I coined this one myself. But arguably this could fit into the definition of “as a service.”
Others speak of items such as Humans as a Service ( Haas) and many more but I fear these are getting carried away.
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