Gartner Research

Cloud, SaaS, Hosting and Other Off-Premises Computing Models

Published: 08 July 2008

ID: G00159042

Analyst(s): Nicholas Gall, David Cearley , Lydia Leong , David Smith , Daryl Plummer , Yefim Natis , Robert P. Desisto, Benoit Lheureux


Cloud computing is the latest chapter in the history of off-premises computing. To use cloud resources well and to avoid their misuse, users must understand the essential contrast of the cloud and the models that came before it, such as hosting, software as a service and infrastructure utility.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Off-Premises
  • Hosting
  • Cloud
  • Web Hosting
  • Native Web Applications
  • Infrastructure Utility
  • SaaS
  • Cloud Platform
  • AIaaS
  • APaaS
  • IaaS

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