As cloud was emerging, “as a Service” offerings were primarily limited to Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS).
But today, service offerings have become the de facto standard for many enterprise technology offerings.
As a Service models has grown dramatically due, in part, to enterprise demand. Companies increasingly want to find third party service providers who offer software, hosting of that software in a remote data center and IT maintenance and support in a bundle, said Tom Berquist, chief financial officer of TIBCO Software Inc.
“Previously, if software was just sold to the enterprise, they would have to install it in their own data center and provide their own IT people to manage it,” said Berquist. “That’s an expensive investment. By purchasing these items together, as a service, and paying a monthly or annual subscription fee, they eliminate a bunch of their fixed costs.”
Below are seven as a Service offerings on the market today:
Security as a Service
Disaster recovery as a Service
Blockchain as a Service
Library as a Service
Surface as a Service
Containers as a Service
Sorry as a Service
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For more on how subscriptions are the new business model across industries, read this article by Zuora CEO Tien Tzuo – It’s not a Software Story: It’s a Business Story