The transition from traditional companies to digital organizations has generated a series of crucial tools to create value and become a leader in their market. Of course, we are talking about the birth of business models such as IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and SaaS (Software as a Service).
We explained in a previous article the 7 main reasons why it is advantageous to have a Cloud Computing service in your business; today we explain the concepts of IaaS and SaaS and outline the benefits of each.
In general terms, this business model can be defined as a standardized and highly automated process, which includes the provision of computing resources, hardware, software, servers, data storage, and network, which are hosted by a service provider.
Gartner even defines IaaS as: “an automated, standardized offering, where compute resources, complemented by storage options and network capabilities, are owned by the provider and offered to the consumer for consumption at the consumer's convenience”.
The main advantages offered by the IaaS model include:
However, as an alternative for a business, it is important to highlight that IaaS is a service more focused on companies that work with technology because it allows them to develop and adjust virtual machines to their own needs.
The second business model is Software as a Service. This is basically a new software distribution model in which applications are hosted by the service provider and made available to customers, usually via the internet. In other words, we are talking about any web-based service for which we pay a basic monthly fee. Thus, Gartner defines SaaS as "software that is owned, delivered and managed by some vendor”
Among the main advantages of SaaS are the following:
Therefore, if you have a company that depends on several applications, this business model is the one that can best adapt to your needs, because if your focus is not the IT infrastructure, you do not have to be solving the problems that, for example, the change of version of certain software presents.
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