Understanding Cloud Services
The following provides a brief overview and introduction to the types of services available in the Microsoft cloud:
SaaS is a software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted. SaaS is also known as "on-demand software" and Web-based/Web-hosted software.
- Web based email, calendar, and office tools like Microsoft Office 365
- Enterprise applications like Dynamics 365
- Custom line of business applications like Exemplum's Rollout
- Instantly access sophisticated applications
- Seemlessly combines application software and data storage
- Permits access to application data from anywhere
IaaS is an on-demand computing infrastructure, remotely hosted, provisioned, and managed over the Internet. IaaS enables organizations to quickly procure, configure, and adjust capacity up and down based on demand. Customers are only charged for what they actually use and thereby can avoid paying for unused excess capacity.
- Azure Virtual Machines
- Azure Cloud Storage
- Azure Backup and Recovery
- Quickly provision and dismantle computing environments
- Improve business continuity and disaster recovery
- Free up your team to focus on innovation rather than on IT infrastructure
PaaS is a category of cloud computing services that allows customers to provision, instantiate, run, and manage a modular bundle comprising a computing platform and one or more applications, without the complexity of building and maintaining the underlying infrastructure. PaaS allows developers to create, develop, and deploy software bundles to pre-configured computing platforms.
- Azure SQL Database
- Azure Active Directory
- Azure Web Services
- Reduces time and cost of application deployment
- Significantly reducesDevelop for multiple platforms, including mobile
- Support geographically distributed development teams