XaaS models are everywhere

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XaaS models are everywhere (“x” as a service).

The appeal of consistent, predictable recurring revenue is what makes this model so attractive to companies of all sizes.

Here are some big categories, along with a few examples.

  • SAAS (Software as a Service) – Microsoft Office 365, Salesforce, Hubspot, Dropbox
  • PaaS (Platform as a Service) – Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Microsoft Azure
  • IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) – AWS + Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Google Compute Engine, and Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines
  • DaaS (Desktop as a Service) – Amazon WorkSpaces, VMware Horizon Cloud, Citrix
  • MaaS (Monitoring as a Service) – Datadog, New Relic, all smart home monitoring
  • CaaS (Communication as a Service) – Twilio, RingCentral, Zoom
  • CaaS (Content-as-a-service) – Paid news and media apps, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music Unlimited, Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, etc.
  • FaaS (Food-as-a-service) – Blue Apron, HelloFresh, Uber Eats, DoorDash, Instacart
  • CaaS (Clothing-as-a-service) – Stitch Fix, Trunk Club, Rent-the-Runway
  • FaaS (Fitness-as-a-service) – Peloton, Fitbit, Mirror, Tonal