Cloud Infrastructure services, in general, refer to computer infrastructure services, storage and ne
MagNet Modernize, migrate, manage, and optimize your cloud solutions to build scalable, secure, and highly agile systems. These specific categories are:
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS):
Cloud Infrastructure services, in general, refer to computer infrastructure services, storage and networking services. Instead of spending on purchasing software, servers or other network equipment, users can easily outsource these services from a third party. The advantage of this type of services is that users pay for only that amount of resource that they use rather buying a whole equipment-set for the purpose. The services that fall into this category are installing virtual servers on vendors IT infrastructure, virtual-machine disk image library, block and file-based storage, firewalls, load balancer, IP addresses, virtual local area networks and so on. IaaS services provide users the necessary infrastructure on top of which they can run platforms as and when they require.
Platform as a Service (PaaS):
Platform as a Service layer lies on top of IaaS layer. As the name says, platform is supplied to users to serve as computational resource to them. Developers use this service as a framework to develop or build customized applications. Availing PaaS services eliminates the cost of purchasing essential hardware-software layers while the users can develop, test and deploy applications in a quick, simple and cost-effective way. As a PaaS service vendors provides runtime systems (like java runtimes), middleware, Operating systems, virtualization, web servers, Databases, storage to manage applications and data of users.
Software as a Service (SaaS):
Software as a Service (SaaS) is the most popular form of cloud service. In this form of service, clients access applications directly through web browsers/ client apps without having the need of installing the software into their local device. As a result clients can experience a speedy access to necessary application-software, often refer to as on-demand software. SaaS makes it easier for enterprises to reorganize, upgrade and simplify their IT infrastructure. Few examples of SaaS services are e-mail services, office tools, social networking services etc.