Frequently Asked Questions
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Containers as a service (CaaS) is a business model that is a form of container-based virtualization in which container appliances, orchestration and the underlying compute resources are delivered to users as either a cloud or a hybrid to the cloud.
With CaaS, users can upload, organize, run, scale, manage and stop containers using a provider's API calls or web portal interface. As is the case with most hybrid to the cloud services, users pay only for the CaaS resources – such as compute instances, live streaming instances, load balancing and scheduling capabilities -- that they use. Within the spectrum of a hybrid to the cloud computing services, CaaS falls somewhere between Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). However, CaaS is most commonly positioned as a subset of IaaS. The basic resource for CaaS is a container, rather than a virtual machine (VM).
In the case of Outta the cloud, we have positioned our containers to execute as virtual appliances for all of our live streaming service instances. However, the virtual appliance container can also run services on a bare metal or even a just operating system (JEOS).
Service as a Software is a business model where a customer must pay a subscription price to have access to the product/service. Utility Services fall within this category as you only pay for what you need. The service can be paid for on a monthly or yearly basis or for only when you need a service For example: a light bill is paid by the amount of electricity utilized. If you don't turn on your lights, then you probably won't pay much for your light bill.
According to Wikipedia, the Businesses benefit of the SAAS is because businesses are assured a predictable and constant revenue stream from subscribed individuals for the duration of the subscriber's agreement. Not only does this greatly reduce uncertainty and the riskiness of the enterprise, but it often provides payment in advance (as with an esports subscription, concert ticket subscription), while allowing customers to become greatly attached to using the service and, therefore, more likely to extend by signing an agreement for the next period close to when the current agreement expires.
In integrated software solutions, for example, the subscription pricing structure is designed so that the revenue stream from the recurring subscriptions is considerably greater than the revenue from simple one-time purchases. In some subscription schemes (like an esports subscription), it also increases sales, by not giving subscribers the option to accept or reject any specific issue. This reduces customer acquisition costs, and allows personalized marketing or database marketing. However, a requirement of the system is that the business must have in place an accurate, reliable and timely way to manage and track subscriptions.
From a marketing-analyst perspective, it has the added benefit that the vendor knows the number of currently active members, since a subscription typically involves a contractual agreement. This so-called 'contractual' setting facilitates customer relationship management to a large extent because the analyst knows who is an active customer and who recently churned.
Additional benefits include a higher average customer lifetime value (ACLV) than that of nonrecurring business models, greater customer inertia and a more committed customer base as it transitions from purchase to opt-out decisions, and more potential for upselling and cross-selling other products or services.
All that is needed for a user to join private community is to receive an invitation from an Enterprise, Organization, or Government requesting that the user signup for services and register for a profile. The user must also have at least 15 GB of disk space on their own personal computing device or even on an external drive, such as a thumb drive. The user will navigate to the internet or intranet URL given to them by email by the administrator. The user will type the private code sent to them previously when a dialogue box is given. The profile creation process is one that associates the user to the private internal network and social networking community and is not an optional process. The user will then pick all the "services" or choose from several prepackaged "services" that the user wishes to join and use. The user will then sign the disclaimers returned by the system, and then pay for any services that the administrator that the administrator or owner decides to make available as a paid subscription service or as a one time service fee.
Once the software is fully installed, it is then auto-clustered across the community of users, and with just a few other pre-set configurations from the administrator will transparently implement all other necessary configurations, including security filtering, network filters, human interaction filters with rules, encryption services, its own unique load-balancing and fail-over services, and all other propriety protocols and algorithms. These configurations are necessary as they will execute all template applications and/or services that the user chooses to run by simply pressing the appropriate icon, button, or widget. The system acting as an intermediary application host will respond by returning the requested application to the user where the user can then interact with the application or a hosted application services. It is just that easy!
Once installed, all services and applications will be available unique to your profile. So, whether you choose to connect with your peers, live stream an event in real time to a third party, or even recruit or promote your unique talents to others, it is all possible as Outta The Cloud is "Forever Changing How you Connect" per its patented architecture entitled "Distributed Hybrid Data Communications System", United States Patent No: 9,201,671 and the "Live Streaming Data and Communication Hub", United States Patent No: 8,706,836
The system will return a list of services. The user will then pick all the "services" or choose from several pre-packaged "services" that the user wishes to join and use. The user will then sign the disclaimers returned by the system, and then pay for any services that the administrator that the administrator or owner decides to make available as a paid subscription service or as a one time service fee.