“ By 2020, data production will be 44 times greater than it was in 2009, and more than 1/3 of all data produced will live in or pass through the cloud.”
UNDERSTANDING IF IAAS IS RIGHT FOR YOU
CONTROL, SCALABILITY AND COST SAVINGS
IaaS is one of three fundamental cloud computing models, alongside Sofware-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). Like all cloud models, it offers businesses access to virtualized IT services. IaaS typically includes virtual server space, network connections, bandwidth, IP addresses and load balancers. The pool of hardware resource is delivered from a group of servers and networks typically distributed across numerous data centers, all of which the cloud provider is responsible for maintaining. The business gains access to the virtualized components in order to build their own IT platforms.
IaaS can be leveraged for multiple scenarios to drive business value and meet IT requirements. As enterprise infrastructure, IaaS can be utilized for private clouds and virtual local area networks. For cloud hosting websites, IaaS delivers redundancy provided by a vast network of on-demand servers as well as on-demand scalability. IaaS can also enable virtual data centers to support cloud hosting, enterprise IT infrastructure, or to integrate any components within a public or private cloud environment.
TOP BENEFITS OF IAAS
Top Data Center Management Challenges
Enterprises continue facing some tough challenges when it comes to data center management. With Infrastructure as a Service models, however, a third-party provider hosts hardware, software, servers, storage and other infrastructure components on behalf of users, simplifying data center operations and management from end to end. IaaS providers also host users’ applications and handle tasks including system maintenance, backup and resiliency planning. That means IaaS is ideal for workloads that are temporary, experimental or change unexpectedly, as well as for dynamic scaling, desktop virtualization and policy-based services.