Platform as a Service and cloud computing

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  • Modern Infrastructure Impact Award winners

    The votes are in, and the winners determined. The first edition of the Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards gave prizes to winners in eight categories, which reflect the big topics affecting data center professionals today. Cloud computing, con... 

  • SPI model (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS)

    SPI is an acronym for the most common cloud computing service models, Software as a Service, Platform as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service. 

  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

    Infrastructure as a Service is a provision model in which an organization outsources the equipment used to support operations, including storage, hardware, servers and networking components. The service provider owns the equipment and is responsible ... 

  • XaaS (anything as a service)

    XaaS is a collective term that stands for a number of things including X as a service, anything as a service or everything as a service. The acronym refers to any of an increasing number of services provided over the Internet that have been tradition... 

  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)

    Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a way to rent hardware, operating systems, storage and network capacity over the Internet. The service delivery model allows the customer to rent virtualized servers and associated services for running existing applica... 

About Platform as a Service and cloud computing

Find out about the major cloud computing development platforms including Microsoft Azure, Google App Engine, Amazon EC2, Sun Cloud and others. Understand what's involved in programming cloud APIs, pay per use billing, and writing applications using platform as a service offerings. This topic covers Microsoft Windows Azure, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Amazon EC2, Platform as a Service, PaaS, Google App Engine, Salesforce.com, Force.com, Azure Services Platform, .NET, Mosso, Force.com, multi-tenancy, service-oriented architecture, SOA and Web services.