Cloud, as a category, can be summarized as any “X” aaS offering. Whether you’re considering Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), Desktop as a Service (DaaS), Backup as a Service (BaaS), or any other “X” aaS, it’s all about taking the hardware and software that used to live on premises, and migrating it to the ever-resilient, flexible, and capable Cloud.
- Backup as a Service (BaaS) and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) – protects a copy of a customer’s data in the cloud as a failsafe
- Desktop as a Service (DaaS) – virtual desktops are stored in the provider’s data center and accessed through a secure web portal
- Managed Office 365 – email services are managed by a service provider and stored in the provider’s data center
- Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) – virtual servers that are located in the service provider’s data center
- Managed Public Cloud – layering managed services on top of a public cloud provider (AWS, Google Cloud, MS Azure, etc.)