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Cloud Computing (IaaS)

“Cloud Computing” is a new magical word and every IT people raves this one for quite some time. There is a debate and confusion as whether it is a “technology” or a “service model”. Unfortunately, many of my colleagues believe it is a Technology. Maybe, it is bonded with latest virtualization technology. But, it is a kind of service model, a new way to offering service for a customer.

Cloud computing offers 3 kind of major services:
1. PaaS (Platform as a Service)
2. SaaS (Software as a Service)
3. IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)

Also, there are other services such as “Storage as a Service” and “Desktop as a Service”

But, I am going to talk about IaaS model in this post.

IaaS is one very commonly required service model for any organizations for short-term development, Testing and educational purpose. In IaaS, users can manage their respective system. What exactly IaaS offer is, a Virtual Machine (VM). It could be self provisioned and manageable by the end user. A combination of an infrast…