Originally published on February 2, 2017
Infrastructure as a Service, or IaaS, is one of the main ways to access Cloud computing. Users connect to the cloud via internet, with all hardware and computing infrastructure being virtualized. For your company, this means you will have access to virtual server space, bandwidth, IP addresses, etc. You will share infrastructure with other users, but your IT system will remain completely separate. The provider meets your need for storage and components on your behalf. This makes your access to the cloud as simple and easy as possible.
With IaaS, scalability is key. Your company will be given the resources it needs, when it needs them. You will not pay for infrastructure you don’t use, and you will not lack greater capacity if the load calls for it. Your computing infrastructure can easily adjust as it is not physically in your space. You will not need to worry about rushing out to purchase more hardware to expand, or dismantling any part of the system you are not using. By accessing IaaS on an on-demand basis, you are saving time, money, and resources.
IaaS is not just about outsourcing network infrastructure to a more secure, scalable environment. It also enables you to move your applications, maintenance, backup, and recovery plans to your provider’s care. Providers handle all aspects of their clients’ network. This includes those system tasks that add up to a lot of time and effort spent every day. By outsourcing these tasks, you will free up your own IT department to focus on company improvements and new, industry-specific technology.
IaaS can help every type of business, from small to large, across various industries. Because it is so flexible and scalable, and because it enables quick access to the cloud, it is great for new companies just starting out, those who already have a web/network presence but want to move to cloud computing, and those who are growing and have a need for a more robust platform.
Companies can use IaaS to run websites, handle storage, backup, and recovery needs, deploy web applications, and analyze data. Because the system is adaptable, businesses will also get the system they need without paying too much for overage.
If you are an innovative company looking to have a better handle on your day to day business, IaaS will make that possible. It frees you up to grow the business aspect of your company. Entirely preferable over getting sidetracked by the demands of system maintenance, managing staff, recruitment and training.
IaaS also creates a more reliable system as the provider’s entire business depends on their consistent and unfailing quality of service. As a result, this places continuity at the forefront of their priorities, so your system will be less likely to experience outages and loading issues. IaaS also guarantees a lot of flexibility and growth with expanding technology that is always up to date.
With Infrastructure-as-a-Service, your company will be more attractive to your clients, easier to access, and more secure. It’s the best of everything, in one easy to use, easy to implement system. Let's talk about your needs and what we can do to help you.
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