Everything you need to know about Cloud Services…

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What is a Cloud Service?

A cloud service is any service made available to users on demand via the Internet from a cloud computing provider’s servers as opposed to being provided from a company’s own on-premises servers.

Cloud services are designed to provide easy, scalable access to applications, resources and services, and are fully managed by a cloud service provider.

Types of Cloud Services:

  1. Software as a Service(SaaS)
  2. Platform as a Service(PaaS)
  3. Infrastructure as a Service(IaaS)
  4. Security  as a Service(SECaaS)
  5. Mobile Backend  as a Service(MBaaS)
  6. Data as a Service
  7. Everything  as a Service
  8. Hardware as a Service
  9. Workplace as a Service

The most commonly known cloud services are Software as a Service(SaaS), Platform as a Service(PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service(IaaS). We’ll be posting details of every service and which service provider provides which service.


Figure 1: Cloud Service Providers


Top Cloud Service Providers:

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Amazon Drive
  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
  • Amazon ElastiCache
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Adobe Marketing Cloud
  • VMware
  • Cisco
  • IBM Cloud
  • Rackspace
  • HP
  • Red Hat
  • Salesforce
  • Oracle Cloud
  • JoyentCloud
  • SAP
  • Verizon Cloud
  • NaviSite
  • Dropbox
  • Egnyte
  • Workday
  • ServiceNow

Cloud providers are sometimes referred to as cloud service providers or CSPs. Just to clear some confusion about the terms being switched.

Cloud Service Providers in India:

  • BlueHost
  • IBM Bengaluru, India
  •  Sify
  • ESDS Software Solution
  • Cisco Systems
  • Go4hosting
  • CtrlS
  • Orangescape
  • SaaSIndia



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