SaaS, PaaS, IaaS are getting increasingly popular nowadays, but what about their analogs?
XaaS, also known as "Anything as a service" (XaaS), is a general category of cloud services associated with cloud computing and remote access.
We already know a lot about three main models (SaaS, Paas, and IaaS), but there are some more, least known, but nevertheless being used for different purposes. Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS), monitoring as a service (MaaS), database as a service (DBaaS), communications as a service (CaaS), desktop as a service (DaaS), network as a service (NaaS), and storage as a service (StaaS).
DRaaS - is another category of cloud computing. It aims to protect an application or data from service disruption, a natural or human disaster at one location, by enabling a full cloud recovery. Many companies are interested in DRaaS, although feedback analysis states that it is still challenging to use. DRaaS may be used as a standalone service as an addition to an existing data protection strategy.
MaaS - a mobile device management platform through which users can access software and information over the Internet using a smart device at any time and regardless of location. The easiest example of MaaS in modern life is car sharing. The key benefit of using MaaS is constant support from the provider. And your company's IT department will manage its projects and tasks without the need to monitor services and programs.
DBaaS - is one of the PaaS services. It is provided by subscription as a cloud service within the platform service model. In the case of PaaS, the customer receives pre-installed and configured software to develop and can immediately test or deploy the projects.
CaaS is a cloud service model created to let customers deploy and manage applications through container-based abstraction using data centers or the cloud. Containers function as an alternative to the virtual machines, while containers virtualize at the operating system level and, as a result, work effectively.
DaaS - Desktop-as-a-Service is a type of virtual computing providing cloud-based workspaces to employees. In case your employee has forgotten the laptop, DaaS can come in handy. In this technology, the physical terminal is used to communicate with the workspace hosted by the cloud provider.
NaaS - is a specific category of cloud services, based on the principle of operation of cloud network services or connection services. The idea is to bring the entire network infrastructure into an open or hybrid cloud. Users can work with cloud communications together in real-time.
StaaS - the provider supplies the users with access to a data storage platform. StaaS allows customers to expand the capabilities of storing data with the company's growth. Also, customers pay for a different amount of storage provided.