Cloud Infrastructure as a Service is an on-demand computing infrastructure, provisioned and managed over the Internet. IaaS allows you to quickly scale up and down with demand, and pay only for the compute resources you use.
Cloud IaaS helps you avoid the expenses and complexities associated with buying physical servers, networking equipment, and other data center infrastructure. With IaaS, you only pay for what you need and you can configure your server or storage based on your needs and for how long you need it.
In the IaaS model, the cloud provider is responsible for the infrastructure. You are responsible for purchasing, installing, configuring, and managing your software, operating systems (OS), middle-ware, and applications.
Businesses use cloud IaaS to run their traditional web hosting as it is less expensive and scale scale to meet traffic demands.
Cloud IaaS allows you to quickly setup and dismantle test and development environments, bringing new applications to market faster. Cloud IaaS makes it quick and economical to scale up dev-test environments up and down.
Businesses avoid the capital expenses for storage and reduce the complexity of storage management, which typically requires a skilled staff to manage data and meet legal and compliance requirements. IaaS can be used for handling unpredictable demand and steadily growing storage needs. It can also simplify planning and management of backup and recovery systems.
IaaS provides all the infrastructure to support web apps, including storage, web and application servers, and networking resources. Businesses can quickly deploy web apps and easily scale infrastructure when demand is unpredictable.
IaaS sidesteps the upfront expense of setting up and managing an on-site datacenter, making it an economical option for start-ups and businesses testing new ideas.
Achieving high availability, business continuity, and disaster recovery is expensive, since it requires a significant amount of technology and staff. But with the right service level agreement (SLA) in place, IaaS can reduce this cost and access applications and data as usual during a disaster or outage.
As soon as you’ve decided to launch a new product or initiative, the necessary computing infrastructure can be ready in minutes or hours, rather than the days or weeks—and sometimes months—it could take to set up internally.
IaaS enables you to quickly scale up resources to accommodate spikes in demand for your application— during the holidays, for example—then scale resources back down again when activity decreases to save money.
IaaS frees up your team to focus on your organization’s core business rather than on IT infrastructure.
With IaaS there’s no need to maintain and upgrade software and hardware or troubleshoot equipment problems. With the appropriate agreement in place, the service provider assures that your infrastructure is reliable and meets SLAs.
With the appropriate service agreement, a cloud service provider can provide security for your applications and data that may be better than what you can attain in-house.
Because you don’t need to first set up the infrastructure before you can develop and deliver apps, you can get them to users faster with IaaS.
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