A basic understanding of cloud services has become a requirement for web developers. In 2023, AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud appear to be the big three. However, other services like Alibaba, Oracle, IBM (Kyndryl) and Digital Ocean might be worth considering depending on your needs.

Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) each have their own benefits. Understanding the differences will help in deciding which service to choose.

IaaS – Infrastructure as a Service – You manage your own Applications, Data, Runtime, Middleware, O/S

           They manage Virtualization, Servers, Storage, Networking

PaaS – Platform as a Service – They manage all IaaS plus Runtime, Middleware, O/S

SaaS – Software as a Service – They manage all Paas plus Applications and Data

This description comes from bmc.com/blog