As a service

*aaS is an acronym for as a service (e.g., X as a service), and refers to something being made available to a customer as a service.[1]

Service model

See Cloud computing service models for more information.


Examples include:

Artificial Intelligence as a Service AIaaS
Backend as a Service BaaS
Business Process as a Service BPaaS
Content as a ServiceCaaS
Data as a serviceDaaS
Desktop as a Service
Drone as a Service
Database as a serviceDBaaS
Energy Storage as a ServiceESaaS
Electric Vehicle as a ServiceEVaaS
Function as a ServiceFaaS
Games as a ServiceGaaS
Infrastructure as a serviceIaaS
Identity as a Service IDaaS
IT as a serviceITaaS
Logging as a serviceLaaS
Mobile backend as a serviceMaaS
Mobility as a service
Monitoring as a Service
Network as a service NaaS
Payments as a servicePaaS
Platform as a service
Recovery as a serviceRaaS
Robot as a service
Search as a serviceSaaS
Security as a service
Software as a service
Storage as a service
Transportation as a serviceTaaS
Hadoop as a service HaaS


  1. Robin Hastings, Making the Most of the Cloud: How to Choose and Implement the Best Services (2013), p. 3.
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