Don’t call them “delivery guys” anymore [CARTOON]

Thanks to the cloud, the “as a service” trend is getting a little out of control


Cartoon of a pizza delivery guy delivering pizzas to a house. He's standing at the front door while the customer is taking his wallet out. The delivery guy says, 'Actually, I prefer the title Dinner as a Service engineer.'

It's only a matter of time

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Is it is just me or is this whole “as a service” trend getting a little out of hand? Thanks to the cloud, we’ve had things like Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) for a while now. All of which is great, but new “as a service” services seem to be cropping up like weeds. Earlier this week I was reading about Backend as a Service (BaaS), which was new to me, at least. Turns out there are also other cloud services like Network as a Service (NaaS), Monitoring as a Service and Communications as a Service (CaaS). Where will it end? One can only wonder.

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