Your organization needs flexibility to meet today's challenges. Public cloud computing offers several options that provide you with adaptability, scalability, and cost-efficiency:
Software as a Service (SaaS)
With a SaaS solution, your service provider hosts applications. Your users will access these apps through a browser or mobile app, so you don't have to spend time and money installing apps on devices. Beyond deployment advantages, SaaS provides user scalability allowing you to rapidly increase or decrease deployment based on your needs.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
IaaS reduces your total infrastructure costs by providing you with a pool of virtual machines hosted offsite. This allows you to scale servers, storage, networking, load balancing, etc. to your needs and helps reduce your capital IT investment expenditures.
Platform as a Service (Paas)
PaaS serves as a hybrid option between SaaS and IaaS. You get the IT infrastructure needed for hosting applications and the development tools and environment to build and deploy cloud applications. Typically, a PaaS consists of an OS, a programming language environment, a database, and a web server. These setups are ideal for organizations that want to forgo the costs of buying and managing any of the underlying hardware and/or software.