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Every time I log into Facebook, or search for flights online, I am taking
advantage of cloud computing. However, neither of these examples would be
considered SaaS. According to Gartner, cloud computing is not just a
buzzword; it does have a distinct meaning separate from SaaS.
Recently, I’ve noticed that a lot of vendors have started talking about
“cloud computing” in their marketing materials. In many cases they’re
referring to solutions that were previously called Software-as-a-Service
(SaaS), which begs the question – what is the difference between these two
terms, anyway? Is “cloud computing” simply a new industry buzzword with
no real meaning? Or is there actually a difference between the two?
Fortunately, the analysts at Gartner helped to answer my question with a
recent report that clearly addressed just this issue. According to them,