Azure Cloud Services
Moving to the cloud can be a daunting task. With several cloud platforms now available, and a constantly growing collection of cloud services, making a decision where to start, what to move and how, can often be a challenge.
We've been working with Azure since its launch, and have expertise across the entire range of offerings. From Software as a Service (SaaS) such as Office 365, to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to migrate or scale up your infrastructure on demand, we can help you make the right choices however complex your project may be.
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Demystify the Cloud
Most cloud computing services fall into three broad categories: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS). These are sometimes called the cloud computing stack, because they build on top of one another. Knowing what they are and how they’re different makes accomplishing your business goals easier.
Software as a service (SaaS)
Software as a service (SaaS) is a method for delivering software applications over the Internet, on demand and typically on a subscription basis. With SaaS, cloud providers host and manage the software application and underlying infrastructure, and handle any maintenance, such as software upgrades and security patching. Users connect to the application over the Internet, usually with a web browser on their phone, tablet or PC.
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
The most basic category of cloud computing services. With IaaS, you rent IT infrastructure – servers and virtual machines (VMs), storage, networks, operating systems – from a cloud provider on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Platform as a service (PaaS)
Platform as a service (PaaS) refers to cloud computing services that supply an on-demand environment for developing, testing, delivering and managing software applications. PaaS is designed to make it easier for developers to quickly create web or mobile apps, without worrying about setting up or managing the underlying infrastructure of servers, storage, network and databases needed for development.