Anything-as-a-service, or XaaS, refers to the growing diversity of services available over the Internet via cloud computing as opposed to being provided locally, or on premises. Also known as everything-as-a-service, anything-as-a-service reflects the vast potential for on-demand cloud services and is already being heavily marketed and promoted by companies like VMware and HP.
Anything-as-a-service derives the “X” in its XaaS acronym as a result of being a catch-all term for everything from software-as-a-service (SaaS) to storage-as-a-service, desktop-as-a-service (DaaS), disaster recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS), network-as-a-service (NaaS), infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS), and even emerging services such as marketing-as-a-service and healthcare-as-a-service.
- Everything-as-a-Service (XaaS)
A cloud computing term for the extensive variety of services and applications emerging for users to access on demand over the Internet as opposed to being utilized via on-premises means. Examples of XaaS Everything-as-a-Service, or XaaS, originated as software-as-a-service (SaaS) and has since expanded to include services such as infrastructure-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service, storage-as-a-service, desktop-as-a-service, disaster recovery-as-a-service, […]
- Two-tier Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Organizations use two-tier enterprise resource planning (ERP) to run two integrated ERP systems simultaneously. One system, the legacy application, also called the the Tier-1 system, is typically deployed at the corporate level and the other is managed at the subsidiary level. Two-tier ERP software is often used by large corporations with multiple sites or by […]
- Change Management (ECM)
Change management, also called enterprise change management (ECM), is defined as the process, tools and techniques required by an organization to manage the people-side of change in the enterprise in order to achieve the expected outcome. Change management is typically needed when a large company or enterprise is preparing to undergo a major transformation and […]
- Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX
Amazon’s third generation of the Kindle Fire line of tablet devices. The Kindle Fire HDX is available in both 7″ and 8.9″ editions, with the 7″ version offering a 1920×1200 resolution display with 323 pixels-per-inch (PPI) density and the 8.9″ version providing a 2560×1600 resolution display with 339 PPI density. Kindle Fire HDX Processing Power […]
- Flash Storage
Flash storage describes any device or system that uses flash memory. It’s a broad term that can describe anything from a simple USB flash drive to a complex enterprise system that uses flash memory (“flash RAM”) as part of the storage system. Flash Storage in the Enterprise In the enterprise, NAND, a type of flash […]