Aas: your quick guide for MWC 2018

29 March 2017

2 min read

As-a-service is the acronym everyone’s talking about in Barcelona this year, and with this bite-sized guide you can clue up in a couple of minutes.

Aas: your quick guide for MWC 2018 (Desktop)

If you’re at Mobile World Congress this year, you’ll see that as-a-service solutions are making serious tracks in the tech world.

Get to know your PaaS from your DaaS with this quick reference guide. Before long you’ll know exactly what services can save money, boost productivity and streamline your business.

DaaS - Device as a Service

This one-stop solution from HP helps you simplify your IT management, maximise your resources and get flexible pricing options to meet your changing needs. Build your own bespoke package with the right devices for the job, the most up to date software and a regular maintenance and support service.

It’s a new model for acquiring the latest technology, which improves cash flow and helps you achieve predictable ownership costs. By being able to monitor your devices with proactive analytics, you’re able to anticipate problems and optimise the performance of your fleet and your IT team.

Not only that, this type of lifecycle services cover everything from configuration to refresh at the end, thereby improving end-user support.

IaaS - Infrastructure as a Service

Infrastructure as a Service provides virtualised hardware, which is scalable with your growing business. It takes the complexity out of managing server space, bandwidth, load balancing and network connections. Not to mention, all of this hardware is hosted externally, meaning SMBs with small premises and limited support don’t have to worry about hosting in-house.

PaaS - Platform as a Service

Platform as a Service creates a space in which developers can create applications. By creating these within a virtualised environment, the tools and infrastructure that supports the whole process are externally managed. It sets developers and support teams free from needing to think about upgrading technical features, updating services and handling the servers. Since you don’t own anything outright, you only pay for what you use, making it achievable for SMBs to get access to high-level computing power.

SaaS - Software as a Service

Software as a Service is one of the most popular aaS models. Buying access to software and using it from the cloud takes away the strain of buying it outright, as well as taking away the strain of installing it on multiple machines, managing updates and ensuring you have the computing power capable of running it. 

XaaS - Anything as a Service

Everything as a Service provides anything and everything that a business might want or need. It’s the combination of fully customisable computing environments that create specific experiences to demand. Reliable internet connectivity and a resilient cloud platform are all that are needed to make it work.

DRaaS – Disaster Recovery as Service

Something that’s becoming more popular due to an ongoing cyber war with hackers, Disaster Recovery as a Service helps businesses to maintain continuity and bounce back from downtime in the event of data leaks, infections or server failure. They should be able to replicate infrastructure, applications and data.

Explore DaaS at Mobile World Congress 2018

Discover how DaaS can make your business simplify your IT, streamline your processes and save costs. Find us in Open Hall 4, Booth 4B40 on the Ground Floor.

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