The 3 Types of Cloud Computing

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Cloud Computing Services 

Cloud computing has quickly risen in popularity as the go-to for businesses needing a flexible and scalable IT infrastructure.

Instead of having to purchase, maintain, and upgrade on-premises servers, businesses can invest in cloud services like Microsoft Azure or Amazon’s AWS which tend to be more budget-friendly without compromising performance or efficiency. Cloud services also enable your team to have access to critical files wherever they are if they have a secure Wi-Fi connection. 

Depending on which type of cloud service, you may not have nearly as much control over security as you would with physical servers. 


There are three main types of cloud computing services: 


Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) —

Managed by a cloud provider like Google or Microsoft, this type allows your business to use the software as though it were just another locally installed program. 


Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) —

This service is where lower-level resources, such as your business’s operating system, are managed by the provider. Your business is still in control of the applications you use and their associated data going in and out of the platform. 


Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) —

IaaS is when your provider manages the storage, virtualization, and server resources that allow your business to customize your operating system down to the individual applications.

 In order to get the full capabilities and efficiency needed for your company to succeed, consider a managed service provider to explain the best option for your business.