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Cloud Infrastructure – IaaS PaaS SaaS

In this article we are going to discuss Cloud Computing Services especially Microsoft cloud app services. Microsoft clouds offers a lot of services. It can be categorize into three major categories. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS).

Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS)

You can get infrastructure from the cloud as a service. Azure offers a lot of services in this category, like virtual machine that runs in the cloud, different types of storage, speed, operating systems and networking. You can quickly scale up or scale down with demand and pay only for what you use. You can also achieve multiple benefits from these services like security, stability, reliability and disaster recovery etc.

Platform-as-a-service (PaaS)

These are the services that provides the basis for application development and integration. As in platform-as-a-Service, there is no need to manage any virtual machines or servers. Developer can quickly start web development or mobile development without worrying about storage, setup etc. Another example is SQL Azure, which is a SQL server database as a service.

Software-as-a-service (SaaS)

These are the services that you just consumed from the cloud without the need to manage anything. Like Office 365, which offer things like email and Skype for Business, is a perfect example of SaaS offering.

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Hassan Askari