XaaS – Everything as a Service

XaaS – Everything-as-a-Service or Anything-as-a-Service refers to all the cloud-based IT services. There are numerous component of XaaS, but the three most general cloud constituent are Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Besides these models mentioned, there are other ‘As-a-Service(aaS)’ offerings too that are included in XaaS. For instance, Database-as-a-Service, Storage-as-a-Service, Windows-as-a-Service, and even Mobility-as-a-Service.
The XaaS model was created as a result of the flexibility that the cloud provides. Combination of “as-a’service” concepts, XaaS offers a very wide collection of solutions that gives organizations the utmost flexibility to select exactly what they want tailored for their business.

In a broader sense, the “everything as a service” is modifying business practices and outcomes in 3 main ways:

By Backing Risk Takers

The XaaS model enables all size of businesses to run a risk on new technologies. XaaS model lets you pay a monthly fee for extra/new services, instead of demanding a significant investment at the start of a new project. This helps your company to jump on new opportunities faster without risking all your investment budget.

By Easing Mobilization

The as a service delivery model makes it effortless for all types of businesses to allow this kind of elasticity since stuff and employees can access their daily used applications from any device (mobile phone, laptop…) and anywhere. That also helps to build a more flexible environment for employees and hence reduce the employee turnover.

By Turning Cost Centers Into Revenue Sources

Technology as a service can turn the necessity elements of having a business, such as call centers and IT departments, from cost centers to revenue flows. Instead of having an in-house IT team, firms can outsource it to experts for a reasonable monthly fee within their already used cloud platform.

After reading about all the services available, it may be the perfect time to have a look at your current setup and learn how you can better utilize your resources. MapX Systems is here to help! Contact us today for a free consultation.

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