Cloud computing is based around three different principles primarily, with all of them delivered in the context of a shared core environment. If you choose your own private cloud solution then IaaS, PaaS and SaaS won’t apply because you will control over the entire cloud, but if you opt for any other cloud solution offered by Bodhost then one of the following will come into play at some point.
The fundamental idea of IaaS-based cloud computing services is that the consumer will have access to the resources that form the virtual machine, along with some of the external resources that can affect the operation of virtual machines externally. For larger businesses having this level of control will put them in a position where they can develop complex infrastructures from within the cloud to support their web applications; the benefit of this is that they can reduce costs because achieving such infrastructures using physical networking hardware and dedicated servers can be an expensive business.
As a user of an IaaS cloud computing, such as eNlight enterprise cloud hosting offered by Bodhost, you can expect to have control of features such as:
Developing your own network of virtual machines gives you a chance to implement advanced features such as load balancing to distribute the load of your website across several virtual machines for improved performance. Server mirroring can also be setup using virtual machines in an IaaS cloud.
PaaS services offer a little less control than IaaS services. Although the consumer will have no control over the hosting environment, they will have control over the applications that the environment hosts. The best example of PaaS is application frameworks where developers use a set of functions and features that have been compiled into a framework to develop their own web applications around this. The following benefits are available to businesses using PaaS:
There are many ways in which consumers are using SaaS these days without actually realizing it. SaaS applications provide the consumer with no control over the hosting environment in any way, or the application itself to any great extent; this allows the provider of the software to keep control over how the application is used and managed. Many small and medium sized businesses use SaaS-based applications as part of their day to day business activities, including to manage staff through HR systems and company finances through financial management applications; this allows them to streamline their workstreams and to simplify what would otherwise be complex processes.
All of these forms of cloud computing can be delivered by Bodhost using one of our web hosting platforms. We offer IaaS in the form of our eNlight enterprise cloud hosting products; if you wish to offer your own PaaS or SaaS services then a dedicated server cluster or private cloud solution will assist you with meeting these needs.