Software Infrastructure as a Service (SIaaS)
There is a new trend of cloud computing called Software Infrastructure as a Service (SIaaS) which is when a cloud provider offers both SaaS and IaaS simultaneously. SIaaS denotes the software component of a cloud infrastructure, which is located in between the physical infrastructure and the cloud platform. More precisely, SIaaS provides “specific application support capabilities” and includes cloud management, application development, and integration services. The “cloud stack” is not a static model and is evolving into a rather more dynamic way of providing new services. Most cloud innovations are moving towards SlaaS as it offers the necessary capabilities which are essential for a cloud to work properly.
Text: Big Data, Databases and “Ownership” Rights in the Cloud, Marcelo Corrales Compagnucci, Centre for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL), University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark