Software as a service (SaaS) is a software distribution model in which a third-party provider hosts applications and makes them available to customers over the Internet.
SaaS is one of three main categories of cloud computing, alongside infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS).
What is the difference between SaaS and cloud?
SaaS “sits in the cloud.” So cloud computing offers additional services other than just SaaS, while SaaS is only that: software delivered to an end user from a cloud environment. Another critical difference between SaaS and the cloud is that with SaaS, all the data resides with the service provider.
Is SaaS private or public cloud?
Unlike Public Clouds or SaaS platforms, Abacus Private Cloud™ is built exclusively to run legal technology in a fully integrated, secured and managed environment. Many SaaS and Public Cloud providers hide the ‘how’ and ‘where’ of data storage deep within a service agreement.
What are some examples of SaaS?
Examples of SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS
- SaaS examples: BigCommerce, Google Apps, Salesforce, Dropbox, MailChimp, ZenDesk, DocuSign, Slack, Hubspot.
- PaaS examples: AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Heroku, Windows Azure (mostly used as PaaS), Force.com, OpenShift, Apache Stratos, Magento Commerce Cloud.
Is SAS cloud based?
SAS Cloud tools and technologies include select offerings of SAS Business Analytics through software as a service (SaaS) . SAS Cloud also includes a cloud development platform as a service (PaaS) . As a software provider, SAS is not focused on providing the third model, infrastructure as a service (IaaS) .