The Benefits And Challenges Of The Internet As A Service For Cloud Computing

Authored by Vinayak Ramachandra Adkoli


IaaS provides high-performance computing on supercomputers, computer grids or computer clusters. This helps solve complex problems involving millions of variables or calculations. Examples include earthquake and protein folding simulations, climate and weather predictions, financial modelling and product design evaluation.

Cloud computing is growing rapidly and involves potentially greater exposure to security threats and privacy breaches, especially when it comes to private and public cloud. It is a new way of providing computed resources and applications on-demand. It has become one of the most important research topics in computer science and information systems today.

Three main categories of cloud computing are:

  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Internet as a Service (IaaS)