July 19, 2024

Darcy Hagey

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Different Types of Cloud Deployment Models

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Different Types of Cloud Deployment Models


There are a lot of ways to deploy cloud computing, and not all of them are created equal. Depending on your needs, you can select the cloud deployment model that works best for you. In this blog post, we will go over the main types of cloud computing deployment models and how they differ from each other.

Different Types of Cloud Deployment Models

IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)

IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) provides access to virtualized hardware. The user can provision, configure and manage virtual machines. The user can also install operating systems, software and data on these virtual machines.

PaaS (Platform as a Service)

Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a software platform that supports the development, deployment and management of applications without the complexity of building and maintaining the underlying infrastructure. PaaS offers a complete environment in which to build, test and deploy applications.

SaaS (Software as a Service)

  • SaaS (Software as a Service)
  • In SaaS, software is delivered to the end users over the internet. The user can access the software from any device and at any time. This model is suitable for organizations that require minimal customization of their applications. A subscription-based model is used where users pay for access to the software as a service.

DaaS (Desktop as a Service)

Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is an umbrella term that refers to the delivery of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) as a service. DaaS can be used by businesses that need to provide access to desktops for remote users, such as employees who work from home or at customer sites. As with other cloud services, DaaS providers typically offer their solutions on a pay-as-you go basis–you only pay for what you use and there are no upfront costs associated with purchasing hardware or software licenses.

In this model, all data is stored remotely in the cloud (i.e., offsite), which means that your organization won’t be dependent on having an IT staff member physically present in order for them to manage its computing environment. Instead, all administrative tasks are performed remotely by administrators who work for the provider rather than your business itself; this allows them more time flexibility since they don’t have commute times associated with going into an office every day before they can begin working on tasks such as installing updates onto computers running Windows 10 Professional Edition 2019 (R2).

CaaS (Containers as a Service)

Containers as a Service (CaaS) is a type of cloud computing that allows you to deploy containers in the cloud. You can use this model to deploy containers in private or public clouds, on premise, or even in hybrid environments.

Cloud computing has different deployment models

The most widely used cloud deployment models include:

  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Desktop as a Service (DaaS)

And finally, there is the newest buzzword in town: Containers as a Service (CaaS).


The cloud is an ever-changing landscape, with new technologies and services emerging all the time. It’s important to understand what these different models mean for your business and how they can be used in conjunction with each other to create a unique solution that fits your needs perfectly.