Hey there, today I am gonna talk about an interesting topic and that is cloud computing and its different modules IaaS, SaaS, PaaS. While hearing the word ‘CLOUD’, all might have different thoughts. Very well, when you ask this question to a school student, they will show us the skies, funny isn’t it? And when we ask graduated people, they say, its mobile storage area, well somewhat right. But what exactly is cloud computing? In the beginning, before I start my career, frankly speaking, I don’t know what it is and hesitated to ask anyone. So, as some of my friends mentioned previously, ‘Google is your best friend’, I started researching on the topic. At first, it was confusing, later it was crystal clear. So, let’s get to know more about it.
What is Cloud Computing?
Cloud computing is a technology that besides all the computer software and hardware that you use lounging on your desktop, or even somewhere within your corporate network, some other company offers you both as service and tries to access it over the Internet, usually in an entirely structured manner. The precise location of the software and hardware, and how it functions, does not really matter to you, the user is you but somewhere up within vague “cloud” portrayed by the Internet.
This buzzword means a lot to different troops. some from Information technology say it’s outsourcing while others say it’s computer service that stays out of firewall network. When we start talking, it goes on. So, let’s check on our cloud service modules.
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What are IaaS, PaaS, SaaS?
Breaking down a bit on each acronym, IaaS stands for Infrastructure as a Service, PaaS stands for Platform as a Service, and SaaS stands for Software as a Service. What exactly do they mean by these cloud computing services?
IaaS:- A service offered by a business, organization, community, or government comprising basic computer processing, load balancing, content providers, routing, data storage of resources, and virtual servers operating system storage.
PaaS:- A service run by a business, team, association, or government that offers a platform or portal for the development, generally web-based, software applications with instant abstract concepts of the network topology.
SaaS:- A services offered to the system clients by a corporate, group, community, or govt that delivers a software solution. The software could be administered internally to an enterprise, via other means, or most frequently delivered over Online.
#FUN TALK: WHAT’S IAAS, PAAS, SAAS
IaaS: Renting an Empty House
PaaS: Renting a Semi-furnished House
SaaS: Renting a Fully-furnished House
DIFFERENCE SUMMARY: IaaS, PaaS, SaaS
What are Examples?
IaaS: Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google compute engine, IBM SmartCloud Enterprise
PaaS: Windows Azure, Google App Engine, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Heroku, Oracle Cloud Platform
SaaS: Dropbox, JIRA, MailChimp, Gmail
What kind of people use these?
IaaS: IT administrators
PaaS: QA (quality analyst), developers, Operational Staff
SaaS: Business People and regular people like us.
What are the Resources these Cloud services provide?
IaaS: Data storage, servers, virtual machines, load balancers, and Network components.
PaaS: Website servers, databases, execution runtime, and Development tools.
SaaS: Cloud-based storage, Email, virtual desktop, productivity tools, and Customer relationship management (CRM).
Which to cloud service to choose & it which condition?
IaaS: Need to rent some computing resources, Need to control fully over IT systems.
PaaS: Need to build a customized application.
SaaS: Need software solution to enhance business and have a perfect idea to start a business.
Let’s Conclude the Game:
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