as a service [English]
- como um serviço (Portuguese)
- NT: Archiving as a Service; Data as a Service (DaaS); Data Storage as a Service (DSaaS); Information Technology as a Service (ITaaS); Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS); Platform as a Service (PaaS); Preservation as a Service for Trust (PaaST); Software as a Service (SaaS); Storage as a Service (STaaS)
n. ~ The transfer of responsibility for an activity (service) to another party by abstracting some commodity with a one-time expense to the usefulness of the commodity with an on-going fee.
The underlying technology a service provider uses to offer a service may be hidden from the consumer. It may change, sometimes without notice, as long as the inputs and outputs of the service remains the same. For example, a service provider for storage as service may use tape, spinning disk, or solid state drives; the choice of technology is of no significance to the consumer as long as the terms of the service level agreement are met.