Services / Cloud (XaaS)
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is an instant computing platform, provisioned and managed over the internet.
Real Life Application of IaaS
A customer needed a platform that supported Microsoft and Linux, a way to avoid the pain of managing their own hardware, and access to on-demand, high-quality engineering support. They were able to find a cloud solution featuring dynamic allocation of resources, a large global footprint, and top-of-the-line support that exceeded all their needs. Moreover, the entire transition took less than three weeks, and the ROI was 20% stronger than their previous setup
What is IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)?
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is an instant computing infrastructure, provisioned and managed over the internet. IaaS quickly scales up and down with demand, letting you pay only for what you use. It helps you avoid the capital expense and complexity of buying and managing your own physical servers and other datacenter infrastructure. Each resource is offered as a separate service component, and you only need to rent a particular one for as long as you need it. In addition to virtual servers, some vendors also offer physical servers as options within their IaaS. This is often needed for applications and databases that are more resource intensive or legacy applications that do not run well on virtual servers.
Why Consider IaaS?
Strengthen and Secure – Helps organizations shift their resources away from IT, back into building the organization. It provides instant scalability, allowing organizations to meet changing demands without unnecessary costs, and gives companies enterprise-level security for a fraction of the cost
Greater Productivity – If you’re feeling out of your depth when it comes to managing your IT infrastructure, transfer the responsibility to those more experienced and equipped to handle it. Your systems will perform more strongly, and you’ll free up operational resources to spend on more productive initiatives. Using IaaS ensures your IT department won’t be bogged down with maintaining the existing systems. They’ll be able to develop more innovative solutions and applications, removing inefficiencies and improving your workforce’s daily output. Instead of wasting valuable resources on IT infrastructure, use IaaS to channel those resources towards your core business model.
Scalability – Your organization’s needs are constantly changing. IaaS gives you the flexibility to cope with fluctuating demands, reducing unnecessary costs and ensuring you don’t miss out on unexpected opportunities. On-premise infrastructure requires an up-front investment with fixed costs, regardless of usage. Using the IaaS model you only pay for the data transfer, storage, processing power, and RAM you need. You’re able to instantly dial resources up or down by upgrading or downgrading the service package. Instant scalability means you’re equipped to handle new opportunities, scaling up at a moment’s notice. Agile systems mean fewer delays, better service, and higher productivity. IaaS allows you to optimize your resources with minimal preparation and expenditure.
Increased Data Security – Since your data is the backbone of your organization, you can’t afford to neglect data security. IaaS gives you a physically secure IT environment, with enterprise-level data protection technologies at an affordable cost. One of the biggest barriers to cloud migration for C-level executives is their belief that data isn’t secure in the cloud. However, IaaS means your organization can take advantage of world-class data protection solutions, and stay up to date with encryption technologies and more with minimal effort. Additionally, 70% of executives are concerned with where their data is kept. This is due to data ownership issues and organizations carrying sensitive information with strict compliance requirements. Selecting the right IaaS vendor can enhance your organization’s data security, protecting your organization’s lifeblood and ensuring a promising future.