SAAS / Cloud
In the classic (not cloud) model, the company maintains: applications, run-times, databases, server software, virtualization, server hardware, storage, networks.
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is the first cloud model, where:
IaaaS is the right model for companies that want to use their own cloud without having to support infrastructure investments.
The Platform as a service (PaaS) is the second cloud model, where:
PaaS is the model for companies that want to control the deployment of their applications or that want to develop their own applications.
Software as a service (SaaS) is the ultimate cloud model, where the cloud provider maintains: applications, runtimes, SOA integration, databases, server software, virtualization, server hardware, storage, networks. The company can access all its applications and services through a web browser and a workstation.
Cloud computing can also be seen as an economic model for the consumption of applications and services: they are consumed and paid for on demand (by user, for example) and no longer acquired through the purchase of licenses or services.
JLR has chosen to offer its customers the opportunity to free themselves from hardware and system constraints. Retail Pro, XL Soft ou My report software solutions are available on Cloud architectures.