Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

Different broadband needs for IaaS, PaaS and SaaS?


We know that talking about cloud can refer to different layers of services. In this discussion we are trying to identify potential differences in broadband need for diverse cloud layers. Do Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), Platform as a service (PaaS), Software as a service (SaaS) have different broadband needs? What is the minimum level of availability of broadband connection needed by cloud consumers (individual customers, SME's and multinationals)?






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Individual customers increasingly need broadband to use Cloud services. Nevertheless, SMEs and big corporation need even more broadband capacity to fully benefit of cost-savings Iaas, Paas and Saas. cloud services.
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If you are watching TV over the internet it is clear either the bandwidth matches the demand or you will not use it. While it is not that strict in Cloud usage all the arguments about reducing cost etc will be under question as users and employees need to spend more time (which is cost) as needed.