Software as a Service. By Tommy Kauffman CSC342. Software as a Service. Extension of ASP – Application Service Provider Software is offered by a vendor and is paid for by a client SaaS was first coined in February 2001 by the Software and Information eBusiness Division.
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By Tommy Kauffman
Extension of ASP – Application Service Provider
Software is offered by a vendor and is paid for by a client
SaaS was first coined in February 2001 by the Software and Information eBusiness Division
Top most layer of cloud computing stack
SaaS, PaaS, IaaS
Most widely used layer of cloud computing
Available remotely by the internet
No huge licensing costs
Fast and easy set up
Scalability and rapid deployment
Repair costs are vendor responsibility
Storage is vendor responsibility
Pay by use (subscription, monthly, usage, free)
Lower total cost of ownership
(Based on real business with 10 users every 3 years)
10 users at $595 / month
10 users running Financial App
PT Database Admin
Data is stored by vendor of software
Some applications are not offered through SaaS
Must have a strong internet connection (fast and reliable)
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Gruman, Galen. “The Truth About Software as a Service (SaaS)”. 21 May 2007, 1-8. <http://www.cio.com/article/109706/The_Truth_About_Software_as_a_Servi ce_SaaS_>.
Software & Information Industry Association. “Software as a Service: Strategic Backgrounder”. February 2001. Print