Leveraging cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offers several business advantages–it’s a natural evolution for many organizations.
What is IaaS?
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is a form of cloud computing that provides virtualized computing resources over the Internet. IaaS is one of three main categories of cloud computing services, alongside Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS).
IT budget dollars are shifting away from running a datacenter and toward higher-value IT investments like moving to cloud-hosted Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). According to Gartner, IaaS is growing faster than any other type of cloud service.
Why are organization moving to IaaS?
- Simply put, IT departments are under pressure to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and improve services and security. That’s hard to do when you’re saddled with the cost and overhead of maintaining a data center.
- Better use of IT staffs as they can do much more for the company if they can move on from fixing servers, running backups, maintaining networks, and responding to basic technical problems.
- IaaS eliminates the capital expenses and operating expenses of running a data center.
Another important question: Do you know what to migrate?
Not all workloads are suitable for IaaS. Analyze your system’s usage and conduct a workload audit.
A. If you have seasonal spikes in demand that strain your infrastructure, an IaaS system solves the problem without blowing your budget to outfit your datacenter with infrequently consumed peak capacity.
B. It’s also helpful if you’re growing, but not yet able to afford massive amounts of infrastructure or the staff to operate it.
C. One of the modern IT concepts is of a bimodal infrastructure—one that operates your legacy infrastructure and one that propels your new infrastructure and emerging applications that drive your digital transformation—whether that be serving mobile users, integrating the Internet of Things (IoT) and sensor-based data sources, or building out a regionalized service delivery model that delivers high performance.
Remember IaaS relieves your IT team from drudgework and allows them to concentrate on the big picture: innovation and growing the business.
Numerous Business Advantages
By selecting to host your infrastructure in the cloud, you can focus your IT team on business priorities, fuel top-line growth, increase agility, reduce capital expenses, and pay for only what they need on demand. Your organization can benefit from the cloud in the following ways:
- Reduce complexity by moving infrastructure components and management processes from a multi-silo infrastructure to resource pools that can be managed as units instead of one machine at a time.
- Reduce costs, maximizing resource utilization by pooling, automating operations processes, and using public cloud services where appropriate.
- Scale and Deliver IT services flexibly — regardless of where they are sourced or delivered — using policy-driven automation and self-service.
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