SharePoint Cloud Solutions Whitepaper

A Technical Comparison of SharePoint Cloud Approaches


This document will present the pros and cons of several different approaches to SharePoint architecture to assist in making an informed decision for SharePoint in the future. It will compare four approaches to SharePoint architecture:

  • Infrastructure as a Service
  • Platform as a Service
  • Software as a Service and an
  • On-Premises solution

When considering a cloud-based solution, you should consider the cost to benefit ratio. As a general rule, the more money that is given to the solution, the more control will be given over the environment. The cheapest solutions usually yield the least control over the final product.