What is Software as a Service (SaaS)?

Software as a Service (SaaS) is a category of cloud computing in which software is provided as a product over the internet. With SaaS, users have access to software provided by third party vendors, though they are not in charge of the production, maintenance, or modification of that software. SaaS abstracts away the software application’s underlying infrastructure so that users are only exposed to the interface they interact with. Continue reading “What is Software as a Service (SaaS)?”

What is Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)?

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is the on-demand delivery of computing resources over the internet, including networking, storage, and other infrastructural components. A category of cloud computing, IaaS relieves users of the need to maintain physical servers while also providing them the flexibility to provision and scale their resources as needed. Continue reading “What is Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)?”

What is the Public Cloud?

The public cloud refers to cloud services (such as virtual machines, storage, or applications) offered publicly by a commercial provider to businesses and individuals. Public cloud resources are hosted on the commercial provider’s hardware, which users access through the internet. This differs from a private cloud, in which computing infrastructure is owned and operated by a single organization for its internal use. Continue reading “What is the Public Cloud?”