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Software as a Service (SaaS) Explained in 5 mins

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One of the most popular forms of cloud computing is Software as a Service, or SaaS, and is often used on a daily basis by consumers and for business.

In this video, Jason Goode with IBM Cloud, explains how SaaS differs from the other cloud computing models, how it is commonly used by both consumers and businesses, and some of the key benefits users gain from using a SaaS application.

0:00 – Intro
0:08 – Three main cloud computing models
0:28 – SaaS compared to traditional software model
0:56 – Common SaaS examples for consumers
1:15 – Key SaaS apps for business operations
1:34 – IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS stack on lightboard
2:01 – Multi-tenant architecture
2:31 – Typical SaaS cost structure
3:12 – Scalability
3:32 – Accessing SaaS apps anywhere
4:20 – SaaS new releases (upgrades)
5:01 – Summary

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  1. Akshay Jassal

    How is MS office SaaS?

    I would consider google sheets as SaaS – I didn’t have to install or upgrade it.
    Although MS Office came pre-installed, I still have to upgrade it myself – is he talking about the online version of MS office?

    It’ll be great if someone can clarify this.

    1. Nate wu

      They write behind a glass board which they write normally, when the video is captured, the text is backwards. In editing, they flip the video so the text is readable(that is why they are writing with their left hand, assuming they are right handed).

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