Why Infrastructure as a Service is the next big thing
Curious about how IaaS could help your business? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Today we’re going to be talking all about Infrastructure as a Service. So, what is IaaS, who’s it for, and what are the top benefits of switching to this model? Stay tuned to find out!
What is IaaS?
IaaS stands for Infrastructure as a Service and is one of a range of managed services available for businesses. IaaS vendors provide cloud-based computing services. In other words, an IaaS service provider offers virtual computing, networking, and storage resources over the internet.
These services are offered on-demand and are, typically, charged on a monthly or pay-as-you-go subscription basis. The idea is to make business IT infrastructure more scalable, flexible, accessible, efficient, and affordable.
Why do you need it IaaS?
There are many reasons why IaaS could be great for your business. We find that one of the key reasons businesses are migrating to an IaaS infrastructure is to reduce the time and money required to manage complex, on-premise data centers. With IaaS there’s no hardware in sight. Your managed service provider is responsible for maintaining and updating the system. Plus, you can scale up and down your provision as needed simply by informing your vendor.
Common IaaS use cases include:
· To build a centralized file storage backup
· To set up and scale program development initiatives
· To host a website
· To improve IT system performance
· To accommodate big-data analysis
What are the advantages of IaaS for organizations?
Infrastructure as a Service offers many advantages for businesses and organizations looking to migrate their IT systems to the cloud. IaaS promises everything from financial savings to enhanced security and scalability. Let’s take a look.
1. Reduced costs
Migrating to IaaS can save you money by eliminating the cost of setting up and managing the hardware needed for a physical, on-premise, data center. When you migrate to the cloud your vendor will manage the network and hardware at a third-party location. All you have to do is pay your monthly subscription fee and leave the rest to them!
2. Increased scalability
IaaS vendors make it super easy to scale your provisions up and down as demand requires. This helps businesses manage spikes in resource demand so that resources are never wasted nor scarce.
What are the critical areas to look for when moving to IaaS?
Thinking of migrating your IT infrastructure to the cloud? Here’s what you should be looking for in an IaaS vendor.
Look for a vendor with a strong service-level-agreement (SLA).
Check your vendor’s security credentials.
Look for a platform that offers data portability and customization.