Instructor Jonathan Reichental begins by demystifying the origins of XaaS, as well as the most important as-a-service models, such as software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and platform as a service (PaaS). He then lays out why XaaS needs to be part of any digital transformation strategy, as well as what to know before implementing it. Plus, he provides a case study that shows how XaaS is being used by real-world businesses.
Skill Level Intermediate
- [Announcer] COVID-19 is clearly an event of consequence. Your business might have been prepared for the global pandemic with the infrastructure that enabled workers to continue their work at home. Perhaps you were less prepared. In a scramble, you purchased laptops for employees, rapidly deployed secure connections through virtual private networks and identified hub-based solutions. With just a credit card, many organizations subscribed to new digital tools that had previously been considered to take years to deploy. The enabler? Everything as a service. This broad category of computing, sometimes called anything as a service or X as a service, refers to the way individuals and organizations easily acquire a variety of computing-related services over the internet. There are so many emerging as a service models today that the services now fall under the umbrella of X as a service. Hi. My name is Jonathan Reichental. In this course, I'll explain what X as a service is in business terms, why it matters, the skills needed and what you need to be thinking about and acting on now. Leaders and teams who understand and embrace X as a service are positioned well to succeed in the hyper-connected and competitive 21st century global marketplace. Ready to learn more about X as a service? Let's get started. (light music)