Which cloud service will be king of the cloud? Cloud computing has taken off in functionality and practicality over the last few years, so that now we have three fully defined service models of cloud computing: Infrastructure as a service (IaaS); Platform as a service (PaaS); and, Software as a service (SaaS).
And one more service model that has been added recently, but not yet fully defined by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): Network as a service (NaaS).
As for who I think will end up being king of the hill, I am going to have to place my virtual coins on Software as a Service and here is why: I believe Infrastructure as a Service is going to have its place but will not be nearly as prevalent as Platform and Software as a Service.
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