I recently wrote an article on the growth of the Data as a Service (DaaS) industry published today at DATAVERSITY. It struck me when doing the research on the piece that the commercialization of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) has led to a veritable alphabet soup of acronyms.
There’s Platform as a Service (PaaS – not to be confused with the Easter Egg dye company), Software as a Service (SaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Even within the Data as a Service community exists the Data Center as a Service (DCaaS) offshoot. I’ll stop there.
HP Hedges their As a Service Bets
It looks like HP is going to put an end to this seemingly infinite array of As a Service offerings. The company recently introduced a cloud computing initiative called Everything as a Service (EaaS). Despite the potential for The Onion-style tomfoolery, the EaaS product does exist. So that’s it; no more As a Service acronyms.
As for me when I’m hungry, I’ll skip the alphabet soup and go for a Crabill’s Hamburger. I need to watch my sodium!