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Types of Cloud Computing Services

Cloud Computing | August 8, 2019

Getting to know the different types of cloud computing services can help you determine if using a cloud-based service is the best option for your particular business needs. At Next Hop Solutions, we want to ensure that you get the best cloud computing services possible. That is why all of our IT services for the cloud are backed by our team of IT experts.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Infrastructure as a Service or IaaS provides businesses with access to vital web architecture from external cloud providers. Using Infrastructure as a Service allows businesses to outsource storage, servers, data centre space, and cloud networking components over the Internet rather than having to invest in onsite infrastructure. With IaaS, the service provider is responsible for building the servers and storage, maintaining firewalls and security, and managing the physical data centre.

Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Platform as a Service or PaaS builds on IaaS by delivering the computing resources (both cloud software and hardware infrastructure) that are needed to develop and test applications. This type of cloud computing service allows users to install and host data sets, development tools, and business analytics applications over the Internet instead of having to build and maintain the necessary hardware. Platform as a Service also allows for greater scalability in design.

Software as a Service (SaaS)

Software as a Service or SaaS incorporates both IaaS and PaaS to deliver users with an entire software suite on a pay-per-use model. This type of cloud computing service also allows users to easily access software applications, such as email, over the Internet. Since Software as a Service allows the cloud to be leveraged for software architecture, this type of cloud computing service can help reduce the burden of maintenance, support, and operations for having an application run on computers belonging to your service provider.

If you would like to learn more about the different types of cloud computing services, or if you are interested in our IT services for the cloud, please contact the IT experts from Next Hop Solutions at 1-855-482-5141 or by requesting a consultation on our website. Our team would love to help you find the best cloud computing solutions for your particular business needs.


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