Quick definition: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is a cloud computing service that lets organizations rent resources like servers, network security features, and data centers. Instead of investing in building and maintaining your own IT infrastructure, you simply pay for the resources you need and focus on your software application.
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What Is an SMSC? Short Message Service Center
When a device sends an SMS message, it goes to the SMSC first, and then the SMSC forwards it to the intended recipient. If the recipient is unavailable (usually meaning the device is off or doesn’t have service), then the SMSC will store the message until either the device becomes available again or the SMS expires.
What Is A2P SMS? Application-to-Person Messaging Explained
Password reset requests, two-step authentication, and appointment reminders are all common examples of Application-to-Peer messaging. Enterprise businesses also use A2P SMS to turn text messaging into an outbound marketing channel.
What Is CPaaS? Communication Platform as-a-Service
CPaaS solutions are most valuable to businesses that don’t have the IT infrastructure, personnel, or time to develop and maintain their own solutions. Using a CPaaS vendor allows organizations to rapidly incorporate secure, scalable communications systems without investing in additional infrastructure or staff, and it significantly reduces time to market.