In the world of technology is still one of hardest things. How do I translate the solutions to my customers without using all the technological terminology. We all know that the tech industry creates a lot of special terms around solutions and products. Every time a new solution or business model is created a new term is coming along with it. In the world of cloud there is no difference. In order to create some clarity in the chaos of cloud terminology I created a list of the most common terms.
The list below contains a number of different explanations for the terms we hear on daily bases when engaging with software vendors or tech companies.
SaaS stands for Software as a Service. This is a software distribution model in which a third-party provider hosts applications and makes them available to customers over the Internet.
Anything as a Service (XaaS) is a term that describes a broad category of services related to cloud computing and remote access. With cloud computing technologies, vendors offer companies different kinds of services over the Web or similar networks
Storage as a service (SaaS) is a business model in which a company leases or rents its storage infrastructure to another company or individuals to store data.
Database-as-a-service (DbaaS) is a cloud computing service model that provides users with some form of access to a database without the need for setting up physical hardware, installing software or configuring for performance.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is a form of cloud computing that provides virtualized computing resources over the Internet
Integration platform as a service (iPaaS). iPaaS is a set of cloud-based tools that enables software engineers to deploy, manage, govern and integrate applications and services. iPaaS is also referred to as cloud-based integration
Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is a cloud service. In this service the back-end of a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is hosted by a cloud service provider.