Software as a Service (SaaS)

A cloud computing model where applications are hosted by a service provider and made available to customers over the internet.

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What is Software as a Service (SaaS) in cloud computing?

Software as a Service (SaaS) is a cloud computing model where applications are hosted by a service provider and made available to customers over the internet. Users can access SaaS applications from any internet-enabled device, which makes it a popular choice for businesses.

  • SaaS eliminates the need for users to install and run applications on their own computers or in their own data centers.
  • It can significantly reduce the cost of software ownership by removing the need for technical staff to manage install, manage, and upgrade software.

How does Software as a Service (SaaS) work?

SaaS works by hosting applications on a cloud service provider's infrastructure.

  • Users access the SaaS application over the internet, usually through a web browser.
  • The SaaS provider takes care of all the underlying infrastructure, including servers, storage, and networking.

Software as a Service (SaaS) Example

A business, BizCorp, needs a customer relationship management (CRM) system. Instead of buying and installing a CRM software on their own servers, BizCorp subscribes to a SaaS-based CRM system. They access the system over the internet, and the SaaS provider takes care of all the maintenance and upgrades.

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