What are the Differences Between SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and SwaS?

There are generally three models when it comes to cloud services:

  • SaaS (Software as a Service)
  • PaaS (Platform as a Service)
  • IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)
  • SwaS (Software with a Service)
    Each service has varying levels of benefits and differences.

SaaS: Software as a Service (aka cloud application services), is the most widely used type of cloud service. Popular for business as SaaS companies deliver strong customer experience through information exchange and services, SaaS takes a large part of the IT burden off the hands of a business. SaaS employs the internet to provide distributed applications and services, eliminating the need for clients to download any software. With SaaS, a cloud vendor fully manages the entire offering: applications, data, runtime, middleware, operating systems, services, storage, networking, and virtualization.

PaaS: Platform as a Service is somewhat comparable to SaaS, but instead offers a platform to create software. The PaaS method is delivered via the internet, giving IT teams the ability to design software without bothering with other aspects. With PaaS, the cloud vendor shoulders a majority of the service, including runtime, middleware, operating systems, servers, storage, networking, and virtualization. The company therefore only needs to worry about managing its applications and data.

IaaS: Infrastructure as a Service offers the most in-house control, allowing access and direct maintenance to most cloud resources. IaaS is extensively automated and scalable, as clients are able to buy resources as-needed without relying on in-house hardware. With IaaS, the cloud services are mostly managed by a company, including applications, data, runtime, middleware, and operating systems. But the cloud vendor is responsible for the services, storage, networking, and virtualization.

SwaS Software companies have been using SaaS solutions to optimize their businesses for some time now, but we at Synatic have identified that there is a more efficient and convenient ways of implementing data integration solutions through a business model we call Software with a Service or SwaS.

This distinctive model is transforming the iPaaS landscape by moving in a revolutionary direction. Instead of selling an integration solution that requires businesses to invest resources and time implementing integration projects, we have incorporated our specialized integration service as part of our integration solution package.

Synatic gives customers the freedom to focus on the design of their integration solutions while we take care of the rest. With our unique SwaS model, customers can also decide on the implementation method they want to use. We can take on an entire integration project from start to finish, part of it, or even teach our customer’s solution implementation team all we know about integration. This ensures that our customers experience a smooth solution build process.