What are the different types of cloud computing services?

Cloud computing types are service deployment models that let you choose the level of control over your information and the types of services you need to provide. There are three main types of cloud computing services, sometimes called the cloud computing stack because they are built on top of one another.

The first cloud computing type is infrastructure as a service (IaaS), which is used for Internet-based access to storage and computing power. The most basic category of cloud computing types, IaaS lets you rent IT infrastructure – servers and virtual machines, storage, networks and operating systems – from a cloud provider on a pay-as-you-go basis.

The second cloud computing type is platform as a service (PaaS) that gives developers the tools to build and host web applications. PaaS is designed to give users access to the components they require to quickly develop and operate web or mobile applications over the Internet, without worrying about setting up or managing the underlying infrastructure of servers, storage, networks and databases.

The third cloud computing type is software as a service (SaaS) which is used for web-based applications. SaaS is a method for delivering software applications over the Internet through which cloud providers host and manage the software applications, making it easier to have the same application on all of your devices at once by accessing it in the cloud.

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