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Cloud Computing, A Practical Approach by Robert Elsenpeter, Anthony Velte, Toby Velte

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CHAPTER 9Software as a Service

Software as a Service (SaaS) is what traditionally comes to mind when we think of cloud computing (if any part of cloud computing can be considered traditional). In SaaS, an application is hosted by a service provider and then accessed via the World Wide Web by a client. In this chapter we’ll look under the hood of SaaS and examine the pros and cons of it. We will also talk about how specific vendors are offering SaaS, and then how SaaS exists in different industries.

Overview

SaaS (Software as a Service) is an application hosted on a remote server and accessed through the Internet.

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An easy way to think of SaaS ...

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