SaaS Cloud Model – Example of SaaS – SaaS API

SaaS Cloud

SaaS Cloud Model

The abbreviation of SaaS is “Software as a serviceSaaS is a cloud computing system where service provider delivers the application services to end users’ clients over the internet. It’s also known as managed services where SaaS providers manage the complexity of infrastructure, hardware and software. SaaS based model customers intent to use subscription based on licensing model per users or client.

Example of SaaS

In today time, SaaS is has become a very common platform for many business applications strategically operating model for end users’ customers delivered by SaaS Cloud provider with ease of access.

SaaS providers offers variety of business applications solution like’s Business collaboration, CRM, financial management, Project Management and scheduling, document management and E’commerce solutions etc.

SaaS Example as Below -:

  • Microsoft Office 365 – Microsoft Email and Office solution
  • LastPass – LastPass password/credentials manager solution
  • Salesforce.com – CRM solution for Businesses
  • Google Apps Google Play Store app
  • Concur SAP expense management Application.
  • Zendesk – support ticketing system help to track, prioritize incident management.
  • OpenText – Provides functionality to securely share and collaborate on projects.
  • Netflix – Online Movie and Video.




The bottom-line statement, software as a service (SaaS) allows customers to subscribe the SaaS account and use application software in the cloud. Cloud delivers a complete, agile, secure solution for the organizations across varies application with adding new capability solution such as project management. Email, HR, marketing and More.

How SaaS Model Works

SaaS platform is ready to use software model delivered by SaaS provider. SaaS model work on subscriptions of software licensing per user or per device. Per-user pricing is a common SaaS pricing model.

Cloud APIs

A Cloud Application Programming Interface (Cloud API) is core element of cloud services that enable developers to integrate their own system infrastructure with these cloud-based platforms or services.API’s is real key components integrations of application systems connect them to the entire underlying system infrastructure.

Example – CRM platform (salesforce) integration with SAP Data for billing systems for order and billing etc. By using Cloud API’s business can easily spin up their CRM systems to connect Marketing, SAP Finance, eCommerce application.

Cloud Services Models?

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) –  IaaS providers maintain the equipment, Building and Power of Cloud Based Data-center. Provide colocation and rented hardware infrastructure services to the customers. Customer can rent or buy the services as per need and usually “pay as you go”.

IaaS Example as Below -:

  • Rackspace
  • Equinix
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Google Compute Engine
  • HP Enterprise Converged Infrastructure
  • IBM SmartCloud Enterprise
  • CloudStack
  • Cisco Cloud Infrastructure Solutions

Platform as a Service (PaaS) – Cloud computing services like AWS and Azure that provides a platform allowing customers to develop, run, and manage applications without investing in building and hardware and networking infrastructure. PaaS is called ready to run infrastructure.

IaaS Example as Below -:

  • AWS
  • MS Azure
  • Google Cloud Platform

Software as a Service (SaaS) – Software as a service (SaaS) allows customer access software over internet. SaaS Providers delivered ready to use software services platform to the customers or end users. Example – Microsoft Office 365, Salesforce.com, SAP Hana etc.

Author: Ronnie Singh

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