To help with understanding how cloud-based services can be used in the real world, it is helpful to look at examples. Note that these scenarios are all based upon IaaS deployments. In other words, the customer is renting an infrastructure cloud with a managed hosting service to support the delivery of the technology being deployed. For PaaS web deployments or SaaS application deployments, that burden is managed solely by the service provider.
We have selected four “classic” generic scenarios for an IaaS cloud deployment: