When it comes to you cloud computing, do you SaaS, IaaS or PaaS? Those are your three cloud service models available today. Here is a breakdown of how each one functions:

  • Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) — A vendor provides clients pay-as-you-go access to storage, networking, servers and other computing resources in the cloud.
  • Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) — A service provider offers access to a cloud-based environment in which users can build and deliver applications. The provider supplies underlying infrastructure.
  • Software-as-a-service (SaaS) — A software provider deliver software and applications through the internet. Users subscribe to the software and access it via the web or vendor APIs.

Your company’s unique needs for cloud computing will determine the cloud service model that best suits your operations. Companies that lack an owned data center look to IaaS for a quick, cheap infrastructure for their business initiatives that can be terminated or expanded as needed. PaaS provides a very simple way to test and prototype new services and applications, so development companies and/or factories that want to implement agile methodologies are the most suited for this model. SaaS patterns are generally accepted by many companies that want to benefit from application usage without the need to maintain and update infrastructure and components.

Still unsure what cloud service model will work best for your operations? 2W Tech is here to help. 2W Tech is a full service ERP and IT consulting firm. We are a Microsoft Gold Partner, as well as an Epicor Gold Partner and we specialize in Epicor and Azure. Contact us today.

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