Software as a service, SaaS for short, is a cloud computing software distribution model through which end users can access and use an application remotely via Internet browsers. An SaaS vendor houses and maintains the hardware that runs the app.
|First released||SaaS dates back to the 1960s when the first cloud computing ideas began to formulate.|
|Used by||Google, Amazon, Microsoft|
Examples of SaaS applications include Google apps like Google Doc, Google Drive and Gmail.