Sure, in one sense Microsoft SharePoint is an application: the SharePoint software package is installed and deployed directly on a server (or cluster of multiple servers). But SharePoint is so much more than just another enterprise-level application. Fundamentally, SharePoint is also a platform. Beyond its ‘off-the-shelf’ capabilities for online collaboration and workflow management, SharePoint also serves as the backbone to enable specialized apps and solutions from third-party vendors.
platform as a service
Are you in the Cloud yet? Microsoft and Fpweb.net are “all in”. Cloud computing adoption is soaring, but there are still a lot of IT pros and decision makers who don’t trust or simply don’t understand the benefits and details of how it works.
So what’s ‘The Cloud’ all about?
Cloud computing takes the efficiency gained by virtualization over physical hardware to the next level. With the Cloud, computing resources can be scaled up and down on demand better utilizing the underlying computing resources.
Cloud computing is divided into three service models:
- Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
- Platform as a Service (PaaS)
- Software as a Service (SaaS)