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Microsoft Dynamics AX Implementation Guide by JJ Yadav, Yogesh Kasat

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Cloud deployment

The cloud simplifies many challenges such as lead time, scalability, disaster recovery, and so on.

The cloud services

In general, the following cloud services are offered by the Dynamics AX partners:

Type of service

Description

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

Here, infrastructure, application, and data, everything is managed by the vendor.

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)

Here, the vendor manages the infrastructure and the Operating System. You only have to worry about managing your application and data.

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Here, the infrastructure is managed by the vendor and you manage the operating system, application, and data.

The following diagram shows the difference between the various cloud services:

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