Deployment Models

Making sense of all the cloud-as-a-service models

Grazed from InformationManagement. Author: Christian Riley.

In case you haven’t heard, the cloud is like pizza. You can have pizza four different ways - at home, via take and bake, delivery, or dining out at a restaurant. Similarly, there are three different services models when it comes to cloud computing - IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS – and three different cloud types – public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud.

With each different kind of pizza experience, the diner handles a certain fraction of the process, and a third party handles a certain fraction of the process. Going along with this comparison, the same can be said for the various combinations of service models and cloud types listed above. (Below is an image that makes a bit more sense of this)...

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Shippable Launches Industrialized Continuous Deployment Platform

Grazed from Shippable

Shippable has announced the next generation of its continuous deployment platform. The enhanced platform adds key features like release management, multi-cloud capabilities, a declarative pipeline language and a unified view across all application pipelines. These features help software-powered organizations further streamline the process of shipping software and accelerating innovation.

Today, most organizations find it challenging to innovate fast enough to satisfy consumers. DevOps is a set of principles that tries to solve this problem. However, the workflow required to get applications from source code to running in production is complicated and riddled with fragmented technology solutions. The only way to achieve rapid, iterative innovation is to cobble these fragments together in one continuous pipeline. Unfortunately, these custom, homegrown pipelines are rigid, inflexible and hard to maintain. The do-it-yourself approach is a distraction and takes valuable cycles away from product engineering.

Must-know: Cloud computing services and deployment models

Grazed from MarketRealist. Author: Anupama Shukla.

Huge investments and differentiated services provided by Cloud leave no doubt that it’s being aggressively used and adopted. However,every business is different and so are its applications, confidentiality, and the level of support required. As a result, cloud computing has different offerings and deployment models to suit varied business requirements.

The previous chart illustrates the cloud service models of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS that are built on the cloud computing essential characteristics. The cloud service models can be used either individually or in combination with other service models to create the cloud deployment models...

Experts: The time to adopt PaaS models is now

Grazed from Xtium.  Author: Editorial Staff.

Cloud computing has been around for years now, and the technology's growth has been driven largely by the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) sectors. 

As of now, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) adoption has lagged behind the other two. There are a few reasons for this, most notably that it simply hasn't been around for as long as IaaS and SaaS tools. But another reason for PaaS models' late start is that decision-makers have been waiting for the technology to mature.  Contrary to many people's perception, that time has already arrived, according to TechTarget...

Top Cloud Computing Deployment Models

Grazed from DZone. Author: Omri Erel.

Many people are becoming curious, with the increasing popularity of cloud topology, as to what cloud computing deployment models exist, and which ones are popular. While cloud is a big buzzword right now, a lot of people are kind of mystified in regards to what it really is. That’s ok, that’s what I’m here for.

So, today, I’m going to clarify once more, for those new here, what cloud computing is, then go over some cloud computing deployment models which are popular, and maybe talk a little bit about how they work. First off, cloud just means that it exists off location, and is being stored, processed and/or served by an outside machine or machines...

What Is Infrastructure as a Service?

Grazed from Business2Community. Author: Lindsey Nelson.

Cloud computing is the trend that isn’t going away. As the world grows, so does our need for real time collaboration, sharing documents and storing data easily, as well as access to information from any device. Cloud computing can be delivered 1 of 3 ways: software, infastructure, and platform as a service. Last time we discussed the in’s and outs of who, what, and why’s of software as a service (SaaS), now we’re going to cover infrastructure as a service.

What is Infrastructure as a Service?

Defined by SearchCloudComputing, infrastructure as a service is a “model in which an organization outsources the equipment used to support operations, including storage, hardware, servers and networking components.”...

DaaS, MaaS & DRaaS: The Next Phase Of Cloud Computing

Grazed from ReadWriteWeb. Author: Scott Geng.

It's no secret that the public cloud market has been growing like gangbusters. In fact, a recent Gartner study found spending on public cloud services is growing at more than 28% per year and private cloud spending is three times that of public cloud. That projects total cloud spending in 2016 to hit $240 billion. Cloud computing (both public and private) will pave the way forward for how companies will deploy new IT services. Lower price points will help those organizations innovate faster, launch new services more quickly, be more responsive to market conditions and evolve their own business models.

Management And Specialization

The focus in the industry over the past few years has been on the core cloud management services of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS. But to truly understand how cloud computing is evolving you have to dive deep below the surface. Two major developments are driving the evolution of cloud: Management and Specialization. In the management space, innovations like self-service portals have given IT shops and end-users a much-preferred way to request and consume services. Specialization, meanwhile, is a natural development of any market. A few of the specialized services that will contribute significantly to the adoption of cloud based products and services in 2013 include Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS), Metal-as-a-Service (MaaS) and DisasterRecovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS)...

US Department of Energy: Proving the cloud service broker model

Grazed from ZDNet. Author: Dana Gardner.

Emerging markets don’t generally follow smooth, predictable paths. Rather, they struggle and jerk unexpectedly, much like an eaglet escaping from its shell. Vendors, analysts, and pundits may seek to define such markets, but typically fall short. After all, vendors don’t establish markets. Customers do.

Today, cloud computing is still in its birth throes. Yes, many organizations are now achieving value in the cloud, but many more still struggle to understand its true value proposition as cloud service providers (CSPs) and vendors mature their offerings in the space. One problem: cloud computing is not a single market. It is in fact many interrelated markets, as its core service models, infrastructure-, platform-, and software as a service (SaaS), fragment as though they were so many pieces of eggshell...

Are You Familiar With The Cloud Computing Deployment Models?

Grazed from HostReview. Author: Lucy Goodell.

Our cloud technology works on three specific cloud computing service models that are popular, effective, and flexible and most importantly user friendly. Therefore, the basic models of the cloud architecture are: 1. Infrastructure as a service: The infrastructure part includes the computer, network, storage, load balancing devices, virtual machines. All the hardware or the physical resources required for the clients are provided and also can be scaled up and down with the help of these services.

2. Software as a service: as the name suggests it includes the software section such as the virtual desktop, various utility applications, content resources management, email, games and much more. In this cloud computing model the service provider install, manage and operate various software's and the client access them from the cloud...