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Cloud computing software generally fall under the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. The software and the necessary infrastructure, used by cloud users, is provided and managed by the Cloud Service Providers (CSP). Cloud software includes fundamental business technologies like CRM, HRM, Sales Management etc. Examples: SAP SuccessFactors, Microsoft 365.

Cloud is a web-based data storage method used by organizations to store and distribute large amount of data’s.  Organizations buy or lease cloud storage from the providers to store their data’s as it provides easy availability and accessibility of data’s and several other comforts to the users. Cloud software is welcomed by budding startups to global enterprises because of the uses that it provides.

Some of them are:

  • Enabling users to create new apps and services

  • Provides data storage backup and recovery

  • Audio and video streaming

  • Anticipates results by data analytics

Apart from the uses, cloud also delivers several benefits to the customers and the major one is its cost- efficient nature.  It removes the major expense of deploying hardware and software which in turn helps the IT crew by reducing the deployment task and enables them to focus on important goals to achieve high productivity. It makes business flexible by supplying a huge amount of computing resources in minutes, which eliminates the pressure.  

There are three types of cloud services which are Iaas, SaaS, PaaS. They are at times called as cloud computing stack because of their design.

IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) - it is the most fundamental type of cloud service. It allows you to rent IT infrastructure. It constitutes of the resources that are required to provide cloud storage services which are hardware and software resources. Cloud storage infrastructure is up to date, cost-efficient, easy to maintain and access and has a high security.

SaaS (Software as a Service) - It is the procedure in which software applications are offered online with a subscription method for the users to access over the internet.

PaaS (Platform as a Service) - It is designed to provide environment for developing, testing, delivering and managing software applications which can rapidly web or mobile based applications

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