You've heard of Software as a Service, and probably even Platform as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service. But what about Database as a Service? Security as a Service? Monitoring as a Service? Or Desktop as a Service? A growing number of businesses are adopting cloud computing, and as they do, the cloud is becoming more flexible and customizable.
The recent explosion of cloud services -- and the movement towards Everything as a Service -- is testament to that. In the below infographic, we shed some interesting light on some of the factors that are contributing to the cloud services explosion. For example, did you know that 97% of new business are using Google Apps? And that by the year 2015, the Everything as a Service market will be worth $40 billion? Growth in cloud computing will likely mean the death of packaged software!
At Engine Yard, we're doing our part to offer a customizable cloud platform that offers A Lot as a Service (ALaaS?). Check out our cloud architecture enhancements webcast to learn more about how we're doing this, and view a preview of our new product here. We are happy to see more businesses embracing cloud computing and we are looking forward to seeing what kinds of cloud services sprout up next!