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Ubuntu Unleashed 2013 Edition: Covering 12.10 and 13.04, Eighth Edition by Matthew Helmke

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Platform as a Service (PaaS)

PaaS takes things a step further. In this service model, an entire computing platform is provided in the cloud. This typically includes the operating system, programming language interpreters or execution environments, databases, web servers, and so on. They are accessed directly for computing platform maintenance using provider portals or services like SSH. Then, what is built on the platform is accessed by the end user the same way it would be accessed if it were running on a locally owned and operated piece of hardware or hardware that’s running in a large datacenter. Someone else takes care of everything else, but they take care of less than they do with SaaS, which means that you take care of more. This scenario ...

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