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IaaS, PaaS or SaaS? Choosing the Right Cloud Service

30.7.2020 by Laura Valentine

If you’re not familiar with the language of cloud, it can be difficult to understand how IaaS, PaaS or SaaS can benefit your business. It also makes it more challenging to choose the best option for you. The main differences between these solutions lie in the split of management responsibilities; each offers a different balance of what is managed on-premises by yourselves, and what is outsourced to your cloud vendor. Which solution you need will depend on the specific requirements of your organisation, but let’s start with some simple definitions.   What is infrastructure as a service (IaaS)?  To understand what’s provided by IaaS, you first need to have a good grasp of what infrastructure is. Infrastructure refers to all your servers, computers, hard drives, routers and the wires that…