Is SaaS Dead? Are We Headed to a World of ASP 2.0 or Dedicated SaaS?
The emergence of hyper-scale Infrastructure as-a-Service (IaaS) platforms
such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) is challenging the traditional
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) value proposition. SaaS CEOs, investors and SaaS
buyers must carefully evaluate the implications of "all-in" migration to
hyperscale IaaS platforms that offer value-added platform services that go
beyond simple infrastructure services. This article provides a point of view
and insights into changes in the SaaS market, which has three principal
drivers 1) technical, 2) business, and 3) security and compliance.
History of SaaS
SaaS solutions were born in 2000 with the promise of web-based delivery of
hosted software delivered over the internet. SaaS solutions helped reduce the
pain and cost associated with upgrades and maintenance headac... (more)