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Types of Cloud Computing

Desktop-as-a-service which utilize virtualization of desktop systems serving thin clients

There are several kinds of Cloud Computing service offerings.  Here are the most common ones.

Common Services. Some products offer Internet-based services—such as storage, middleware, collaboration, and database capabilities—directly to users.

SaaS. Software-as-a-service products provide a complete, turnkey application—including complex programs such as those for CRM or enterprise-resource management—via the Internet.

PaaS. Platform-as-a-service products offer a full or partial development environment that users can access and utilize online, even in collaboration with others.

IaaS. Infrastructure-as-a-service products deliver a full computer infrastructure via the Internet.

DaaS.  Desktop-as-a-service which utilize virtualization of desktop systems serving thin clients.

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