Cloud infrastructure services, known as infrastructure as a service (and abbreviated to IaaS) is a virtualised computer environment which delivers computing, networking and storage resources to businesses on demand via the internet. Instead of purchasing, maintaining, repairing and upgrading hefty physical hardware, IaaS means that you are able to purchase the exact infrastructure and services that you need, when you need them.
IaaS allows businesses to scale up and down on the resources that they need, reducing the need for high upfront capital expenditure. Over the last ten years, IaaS has emerged as the go to IT infrastructure solution for many businesses and has continued to grow in popularity as a beneficial solution to managing IT infrastructure. With IaaS, your cloud infrastructure can include servers, network equipment, software and much more. Alongside software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS), it is one of the core types of cloud computing services.
What are some of the benefits of IaaS?
One of the most appealing aspects of IaaS is certainly that it can be easily scaled up or down – allowing you to pay a more efficient cost for the services and features you need without paying upfront capital expenditures – end users of IaaS are only billed for what they use. .
Alongside this, users of IaaS can access small or large amounts of resources rapidly, due to the cloud hosted nature of the service – allowing your business to be more reactive and flexible.
Availability is also another key benefit to IaaS. Through multizone regions and other approaches, the resilience and availability of cloud applications is often better than traditional physical on site IT infrastructure. This also feeds in to the better latency and performance of IaaS – it’s easier to put the right applications and services closer to your users thanks to the cloud, improving performance and efficiency whilst reducing latency.
Why managed IaaS?
For years now, managed infrastructure as a service has been one of our key services here at Cloud Geeni. We’ve always stayed on the cutting edge of the industry and no one knows better than us the ways in which IaaS can upgrade your business, the way it stores and transfers data, and more. With our managed IaaS solution, you can migrate as much or as little of your existing IT infrastructure onto our private cloud. Here, it can be managed by our own technical experts – saving you time money and resources. Get in touch with us today to find out more.