SaaS?Software as a service, better known as SaaS, can provide your e-commerce business with numerous benefits when selling via a subscription. Selling your products via SaaS allows for a continued revenue stream, providing a more sustainable monthly income for your business; unlike full version licensing, where it is raked it in at the beginning.
SaaS also allows for version distribution within your e-commerce company. The beauty of SaaS version distribution is that it is an application served up from your location to the client, making support for the software a breeze. Basically, when you patch/update/add features, you can be sure that all your customers receive the deployment so maintaining support for older versions is null.
PaaS?Platform as a service, referred to as PaaS, can provide your e-commerce business with more vast features than SaaS. One of these vast features is scalability. The scalability is achieved because a PaaS allows you to start with a single virtual machine (VM) and scale it either forwards or backwards, depending on demand.
A platform as a service also allows a redundant attribute. With a PaaS, your e-commerce company can run its servers in multiple locations across the globe to ensure that one local epidemic can’t take out your entire business.
Speed is another feature that highlights a PaaS. Having multiple VM’s in a wide array of locations allows your e-commerce site to load with little-to-no latency. The speed is achieved because the multiple virtual machines act as a cluster where the user’s request will ping the closest server to them.
Why go SaaS or PaaS?Software as a service has experienced massive growth over the past decade, and will continue to grow at a sustainable rate for years to come. Platform as a service has also began to surge, making it one of the hottest trends in business.
SaaS and PaaS subscription-based models are also highly praised and sought out because SaaS and PaaS are rented software and rented platforms, respectively. Being rented, there is no huge up-front cost and you, the renter, are not having to deal with constant aging hardware over time.