7 Different Types of Cloud Computing Structures

Cloud Service Models

Cloud service models focus on providing some type of offering to their clients.

Cloud Software as a Service, is a type of cloud that offers an application to customer or organizations through a web browser.

  • The data for the app runs on a server on the network, not through an app on the user’s computer.
  • Software is usually sold via subscription
  • Examples of SaaS are Salesforce, Google Docs, Office 365, Basecamp etc.

Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, provides the hardware and usually virtualized OS to their customers.

  • Software is charged only for the computing power that is utilized, usually CPU hours used a month.
  • Examples of IaaS are Amazon EC2, Rackspace, Google Compute Engine etc.

Cloud Platform as a Service, provides networked computers running in a hosted environment, and also adds support for the development environment.

  • PaaS offerings generally support a specific program language or development environments.
  • Deploying your app in this environment, you can take advantage of dynamic scalability, automated database backups without need to specifically code for it.
  • PaaS are billed as an additional cost on top of the IaaS charges.
  • Examples of PaaS are Google App Engine, Cloud Foundry, Engine Yard Etc.

What About Cloud Printing?

Cloud priting connects with your computer, tablet, smartphones and shared printers to allow you to print documents through the internet

A major benefit to organizations using The Cloud include sharing paper amount remote locations and not having to install a wired network.

It is extremely useful for organizations who deploy BYOD, where they let employees choose their own devices and OS.

Cloud printing offers greater convenience and improved.