- There are many more players in the on-demand market that many reports acknowledge
- These range from basic infrastructure offerings (IaaS), through platform support (PaaS) to full applications (SaaS)
- The long term cost of ownership may at first not seem to add up, but take into consideration other factors such as reduced risk and added value and for many organisations on-demand services make a lot of sense
Cloud computing is changing the way IT deparrtments buy IT. Businesses have a range of paths to the cloud, including infrastructure, platforms and applications that are available from cloud providers as online services. Many people may be confused by the range of offerings and the terminology used to describe them and will be unsure of the risk and benefits. This gallery, written for Computer Weekly, by Bob Tarzey of Quocirca aims to provide further insight.
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