What Are Hosted Services?
Hosted services are the general term for technology services that use infrastructure located outside the service receivers. The servers facilitating this service can either be at the vendor’s physical location or hosted on the cloud. Customers can access the hosted services through a direct network connection, such as a remote desktop, a virtual private network (VPN), and many more.
These days hosted services take the form of more generic business applications including email servers, website hosting, off-site backups, data warehousing, storage, monitoring, and other sorts of thing. The infrastructure that supports hosted services includes network capacity, software (SaaS), storage, hardware, servers, and networking components.