If you watch a graceful black swan gliding effortlessly across the surface of a lake, it’s easy to disregard the churning legs and feet pushing along underneath. It’s a comparable story with Infrastructure as a Service, or IaaS. Similarly, whilst everything seems to be running smoothly, it’s easy to forget a lot is going on behind the scenes. But, more importantly, widespread opportunities for potential improvements in business efficiencies and cost reductions also exist. After all, IaaS includes servers, storage, hardware, and networking components. Each of these cloud-based elements is critical and can be seen as a differentiator that can deliver a competitive advantage.
Improving Scalability and Reducing Costs with Infrastructure as a Service
In 2018, according to Statista, IaaS was worth around $18 Trillion worldwide. IaaS offers businesses the opportunity to access virtual computing services over the internet. Consequently, this removes the need for large capital investment and provides ultimate flexibility to suit a company’s changing requirements. Furthermore, pay-as-you-go fee models mean users only pay for the services they consume.
Top Benefits for IaaS
- Enabling Add-On Services
Beyond providing everyday computing resources via the cloud, IaaS allows customers to easily access an extensive range of additional services. These might include: disaster recovery-as-a-service, analytics, software-as-a-service and more.
- Big Data
Storing, managing and analysing big data is processor hungry. IaaS can accommodate this because it’s built for large workloads.
- Disaster Recovery
IaaS centralises disaster recovery providing peace of mind for businesses.
- Testing and Development
With IaaS proving powerful computing and networking capabilities, businesses can prepare for market and run and manage business development cycles.
- Networking Services
Networking is an increasingly complex business. Rest assured, IaaS offers quickly-scalable solutions for short term projects or ongoing requirements.