Originally published on February 16, 2017Subscribe to Our Blog
If you're debating whether or not to choose Infrastructure-as-a-Service for network management, you should understand the benefits of this type of setup. While Infrastructure-as-a-Service is not the best fit for every single company, it is a very flexible solution that works well for many.
It’s strength lies in how adaptable it is. Large and small companies can benefit from taking this route, particularly businesses in growth. It takes the guesswork and predictions out of business management, allowing your company to focus on growth and customer service. With a good provider as a partner for your company, Infrastructure-as-a-Service can usher your business to a new level of success.
Infrastructure-as-a-Service is designed to be highly scalable. Your storage, server capacity, and network speed automatically adjust to fit your needs. When your system requirements increase, you get the resources you need without incurring surprise costs. When you’re using a light load, you won’t pay for infrastructure which would support something heavier. This makes it easy for your company to adapt and change. Gone are the days of fearing overreaching or failing to provide sufficient capacity for growth.
With Infrastructure-as-a-Service in place, you will likely save money versus running your own system. You will not have to pay for additional hardware purchases, usage, or maintenance, because you only pay for the data you use. On top of that, you will not have to pay a high up front cost for accessing network infrastructure. It also saves on energy costs, as the provider will be handling that bill. Expertise is not cheap – a provider is completely focused on getting high-performing staff, and keeping their training current. The same is true of software licenses and updates.
You will also get better value from your company’s IT department: staff are no longer tied up by routine maintenance or handling network issues. Your staff, then, who know your business can focus on researching and implementing new technologies in your industry that will help your company grow. Some companies chose to outsource their IT department completely.
Your provider can walk you through every step of implementing Infrastructure-as-a-Service, making it an easy way to join the cloud. From analyzing your business to best plan your Infrastructure-as-a-Service system, to helping facilitate your migration, with a good partner you will be on the cloud through Infrastructure-as-a-Service in no time.
With Infrastructure-as-a-Service, the provider handles your backups, storage, and recovery. So you do not have to worry about potentially losing important data. Business continuity is important to your success. With Infrastructure-as-a-Service, you will be thoroughly prepared for any situation. Because the infrastructure is off-site, your data is safe, and employees will be able to access it from anywhere, keeping clients connected to your company, no matter what.
When you know all the benefits of Infrastructure-as-a-Service, making the decision is easier. If you take advantage of IaaS, you’ll enjoy all these great features, and more.
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