Latest IaaS & PaaS Concepts at the 2020 SaaStr Annual

Software as a Service (SaaS) providers host online applications that are available for users to access through a web browser. The most common types of SaaS applications users interact with are Gmail, Dropbox, Netflix, Slack, etc.

The SaaS vendors handle the development, maintenance, update and support of the application for the end user and is also responsible for the stability, billing, reporting and security of the application as a whole.

The Main Differences Between IaaS and PaaS

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers construct, manage and deploy virtualized hardware that enables users with seamless computing power. The benefit is that these users do not have to deal with any hardware investment or labor-intensive server management.

IaaS applications are responsible for the networking, servers, storage and virtualization components. While their IaaS users are responsible for installing and maintaining the databases, operating system and security components.

For example, Amazon Web Services offers IaaS packages that include their Elastic Compute Cloud for users to develop and operate on.

Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Platform as a Service (PaaS) is targeted for developers who need to code, test, debug and deploy their applications without having to deal with hardware related tasks such as fixing security patches and operating system updates.

For example, the Google Cloud Platform offers PaaS products in the App Engine which include APIs and tools for developers to integrate monitoring of version control systems and traffic splitting.

When it comes to IaaS vs PaaS, the main difference is that IaaS enables users to automate and scale environments with a higher level of control and flexibility. Whereas, PaaS enables users with the framework to develop and deploy complex applications by automating the IaaS infrastructure provision and management.

What is the 2020 SaaStr Annual?

The SaaStr is an annual conference that brings together the world’s largest community of SaaS founders and entrepreneurs. For 2020, the SaaStr Annual will see more than 15000 global SaaS founders, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists gathered together for content sessions and networking opportunities in order to get the best insights and latest practises that can be successfully implemented in SaaS businesses.

This 3 day conference will be held in San Francisco, California from the 10th to 12th of March, 2020. Listed below is the schedule of the speaker lineup and conference program.

Tuesday, March 10th

  • On day 1, the conference will start off with ‘Scaling Faster.’ This is where SaaS leaders will speak on how they achieved their success and the strategies you can implement to increase your SaaS business growth.
  • The second session is the ‘5 Ways the Internet is Changing Infrastructure’ where Jean-Michel Lemieux, the CTO of Shopify will share his insights on the latest trends and developments.
  • The third session is the ‘Lessons Learned from Founding a Billion-Dollar Company to Taking it Public’ where Michelle Zatlyn, the COO and Co-founder of Cloudflare will give her views on how to manage and control a rapidly growing SaaS company.

Wednesday, March 11th

  • On day 2, ‘Mythical Creatures: The Playbooks.’ Here, SaaS industry titans will share their strategies and playbooks on their journey so far which will be followed by a Q&A session.
  • The ‘CTO Panel: Juggling People, Processes and Priorities: Leadership Lessons’ will be held by Robin Ducot (CTO of SurveyMonkey), Marianna Tessel (CTO of Intuit), Cathy Polinsky (CTO of Stitch Fix) and will be moderated by Gana Oshiro, the General Partner and GM of Heavybit.
  • Another keynote speaker is Kirsten Kliphouse (President, North America of Google Cloud), who is giving a talk on ‘How Enterprises Leverage SaaS For Digital Transformation.’

Thursday, March 12th

  • On day 3, ‘Money Day: Get funded’ is the theme of the conference where attendees will have access to more than 800 Venture Capitalists in order to learn first hand on how to raise capital, how to spend it, how to IPO, how to get acquired and more.
  • There will be an original presentation by Mark Suster, the Managing Partner at Upfront Ventures.

The sessions listed here are just a few of the main events as there are 5 different stages which will all have different speakers and interactive sessions. Visit the SaaStr website to check which speaker is going to present, at what time and at which stage.

If you are Business to Business (B2B) founder or an investor, the SaaStr Annual 2020 is a must attend event. However, their pricing tiers can seem expensive but the insight you gain will make up for it.

Tickets Price
Startup Founders & Execs who make less than $40M in ARR

If you are a founder or employee for an early-stage, privately held company. This is your all-access pass for the entire SaaStr Annual 2020 from March 10th to 12th.

Startup Founders & Execs: Team Pack who make less than $40M in ARR

If you don’t know who from your team will be joining you yet, you can always assign and transfer your tickets at a later time.

Big Co Execs & VCs who make more than $40M in ARR

If you work for a late-stage startup, publicly traded company, or provide services to startups. This is your all-access pass for the entire SaaStr Annual 2020 from March 10th to 12th.

Big Co Execs & VCs: Team Pack who make more than $40M in ARR

If you don’t know who from your team will be joining you yet, you can always assign and transfer your tickets at a later time.

Sponsor 10 Equality, Inclusion & Balance Passes

These tickets will be distributed to eligible applicants who apply through the Equality, Inclusion and Balance program and who do not have a budget to attend.




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