Introduction to Cloud Computing
The cloud, in technology terms, is made possible by the Internet. The devices within our physical space (i.e. computer, phone, tablet) have limitations. For example, the storage capacity on a hard drive is finite. However, we can use our devices to access near infinite resources in other locations with a simple internet connection.
Deployment Models: Public, Private, and Hybrid Cloud
A cloud deployment model defines how a cloud service is made available to users.
Select the buttons below to explore characteristics of public, private, and hybrid cloud models, and how a customer can leverage a multi-cloud environment.
Computing Services: SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS
Cloud software is delivered "as-a-Service", where a consumer of the service is billed on a subscription basis for what they use. The subscription-based digital model is highly flexible and agile because you can easily scale up or down as needed.
Select the buttons below to compare three common models to find out what you can expect from a Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Most companies now use a mix of the three, and the lines between them can sometimes blur.
Examples of SAP's SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS Solutions
SAP is one of the world's leading producers of software for the management of business processes, developing solutions that facilitate effective data processing and information flow across organizations. We have more than 100 solutions covering all business functions, and the largest cloud portfolio of any provider.
Select the buttons below to see examples of SAP's software solutions mapped to the SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS computing services.