IaaS and PaaS cloud computing: Benefits, myths and common mistakes

September 20, 2015 Off By Hoofer

Grazed from IT ProPortal.  Author: Mihail Karpuk.

The “cloud” has been a hot term for a while. Regardless of the fact that the concept has been around for about 10 years, its superstar status produces many delusions and misconceptions.  There are still misunderstandings even about what cloud is. Technologies that have nothing to do with the cloud are given the buzzword name, and cloud hosting is marketed as a solution to every problem a business owner might have.

Therefore, before we talk about advantages and disadvantages of cloud computing, it is important to understand what the term “cloud service” really means. The main characteristics of the cloud are:

  • On-demand
  • Self-service
  • Scalable and measurable…



To be more specific, when using the cloud, service users should be able to choose the type and amount of the resources at any time and only pay for that amount. Why am I going into detail about this? Because these are the features that determine the main advantages of cloud technologies, namely:..

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