IaaS vs. SaaS


By Ann Steffora Mutschler There has been a lot of confusion about what kind of cloud-based service the EDA industry offers. Here are two different business models. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) In this most basic cloud service model, cloud providers offer computers – as physical or more often as virtual machines, raw (block) storage, firewalls , load balancers, and networks. IaaS pr... » read more

Slow Start To Software-As-A-Service


By Pallab Chatterjee Can software as a service (SaaS) really work in the SoC design tools world? While many of the large EDA vendors continue to experiment with it, the future of this model isn’t especially promising. This is contrary to the overall trend among big software makers, which even in the large enterprise applications space are finding success with SaaS and the related cl... » read more