When it comes to the data center in your company, there are many things you will have to make sure of for it to be in perfect order. These things include the temperature and the air humidity of the data center, that all the software and hardware is functioning properly, all the servers and switches are functioning, and so on. In order to be able to do this, you will have to get to know all the aspects of managing the data center, and one of these aspects will include getting all the available information on the pros and cons of SaaS.
Software as a Service (SaaS)
SaaS is an abbreviation for the term Software as a Service. This basically represents any software in a data center that is used over the internet and is not present on any of the devices that use it. What this means is that a company sells you software you are able to use over the internet without the need to install it or take care of it. Some examples of SaaS are Fortiva or Live Office email services. Even though this sounds great, here is a list of its pros and cons:
Advantages of SaaS
The most obvious benefit of SaaS is the fact that you don’t have to install the software on your computer, thus saving hard drive space. Also, there is no need to worry about someone illegally copying the software or fixing the problems with it, because it actually isn’t there on the computers.
Disadvantages of SaaS
There are two great drawbacks with SaaS, and one of these is security and the fact that it is used over the internet. The fact that the software in question is used over the internet implies that all the data will be leaving the company network, which is less secure than if it didn’t. Also, if it happens that there are some internet connection problems, the software in question will not be available to end users.
More details on Cloud and Software as a Service are available at Data Center Talk.