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PaaS vs IaaS vs SaaS; how to choose the right framework for a business?

By Sofie_Tveit ·
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PaaS, IaaS, and SaaS are the most common frameworks. For a given business model, how to choose the right framework?
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PaaS vs IaaS vs SaaS

by Kees_B Moderator In reply to PaaS vs IaaS vs SaaS; how ...

It wouldn't call it frameworks, and I wouldn't call it business model.

It depends on your requirements.
- If you want to rent only the hardware, you need IaaS (infrastructure).
- If you want to rent hardware + OS + basic software (like a webserver), you need PaaS (platform)
- If you want to rent application software, you need SaaS (software).

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Thank you

by Sofie_Tveit In reply to PaaS vs IaaS vs SaaS

Great point.
Agrees with your view. With the current work from home situation, I believe cloud computing has become a mandatory technology. I am not a tech expert. But have been following this topic for a very long time.

So far what I have understood is, that it eliminates the need for huge capital investment. Especially in the case of small enterprises.

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A little beyond what Kees wrote.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to PaaS vs IaaS vs SaaS; how ...

Kees is spot on. My view is that sometimes the person that asks is the CEO and sometimes lost. This leader needs to get the team together and learn from the team or if the team is that out of date, get new team members.

Also, it won't matter what you choose if your team can't implement what you want on said aaS systems.

Example: Long ago I was on a project which the CEO dictated a specific platform. Problem was that platform carried a FOUR FIGURE USD FEE PER U$SER PER YEAR! While I consider the project a success in that it worked fine, the cost benefit analysis meant it was never deployed. And yes, all but the CEO knew that going in.

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Thank you- refer more

by Sofie_Tveit In reply to PaaS vs IaaS vs SaaS; how ...

Thank you once again for sharing the insights on cloud service models.

I have even researched myself on the web, and have found numerous pieces of information about this topic. Many sites like DZone, TechRepublic, and network-world have insightful articles. I suggest to check out those too.

To conclude, Computing's future is in the cloud. What it means is that you adapt your organization to the cloud model to fit in. Missing out on it can leave your company behind, especially in the world of today, where technology is necessary and inevitable. If you sign up for Saas, IaaS, and Paas cloud service models, you can leverage their broader possibilities to offer the versatility and productivity that drives the growth of your company. Within a safe environment, an enterprise cloud platform will help you seamlessly adopt the power of the cloud to efficiently streamline and operate a business.

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