What are the types of cloud services?


How you access your files and programs is impacted greatly by the cloud services you are using. The cloud can be used to host files, programs, and even your entire desktop. Some of those services are completely cloud-based, while others synchronize with your computer.

Let’s take a look at a few types of cloud services.

Communication in cloud services

Cloud services that deal with communication and collaboration include Teams, Slack, and Zoom. You can use these primarily via the internet or through a desktop application that is hosted in the cloud.

Microsoft 365 as an example

Microsoft 365 is a good example of a combination of cloud services allowing you to access your data through cloud computing. It has applications that allow access to email, file sharing, and collaboration all within the cloud.

Cloud service models

IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)

IaaS are storage, network, and virtualization services. They save you money by only paying for what is needed and not having hardware to manage. Examples are Rackspace, Google Compute Engine (GCE), and Microsoft Azure.

PaaS (Platform as a Service)

PaaS involves a set of cloud-hosted applications and services that are available to buy across the internet. They allow businesses to create their own cloud service applications. Examples are Google App Engine, OpenShift, and Adobe Magento Commerce Cloud.

SaaS (Software as a Service)

SaaS are software solutions available over the internet that run from your web browser, often for a subscription fee. They are the easiest to use because you don’t have to worry about downloading applications to your desktop and can allow any employee with an internet connection and login information to access them. Examples include MailChimp, Dropbox, and Salesforce.

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