Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
The strategic challenge, CIO of an IT firm faces, when trying to improve an organization, is to make sure that the infrastructure is able to keep pace with the requirements to innovate and respond positively to competitive pressures.
World IT Zone, helps the organizations to face this challenge by providing “Infrastructure as a Service” (IaaS) as a solution. IaaS helps to encounter the problem mentioned, as it provides virtually limitless scalability and agility at reduced infrastructure costs.
World IT Zone provides an IaaS service model that ensures uptime and the highest levels of security and compliance.
The top 5 motivations for using the IaaS service provided by WITZ are as follows:
- Cost Savings on Hardware and other infrastructure.
- Capacity Management
- Business Continuity/ Disaster recovery
- Cost reductions in IT administration and Staffing.
- Ability to access new skills as well as capabilities
Cost savings: An apparent advantage of moving to the IaaS model is lesser infrastructure costs. The organizations now don’t have the responsibility of ensuring uptime, maintaining hardware as well as networking equipment, or replacing older equipment. IaaS saves companies from having to buy more capacity to face sudden business spikes.
The pay as you go model also delivers substantial cost savings. As the IaaS use is metered, organizations pay for only the volume needed at any given time. This method also permits them to evade large fixed monthly or annual fees for benefits, which they may not use. The IaaS model does not demand upfront charges, fees for bandwidth utilization or the minimum term commitments.
Flexibility and Scalability: One of the utmost benefits of IaaS is the capability to scale up and down rapidly in response to a company’s requirements. IaaS providers usually have the latest as well as most powerful storage, servers and networking technology to fulfill the requirements of their customers. This on-demand scalability delivers additional flexibility and greater agility to adjust to changing opportunities and needs. This is specifically helpful in building and dismantling test as well as development environments, which greatly benefit from this augmented speed and agility.
Fast Execution: Competition is tough in every sector, and faster execution time is one of the best ways to beat the competition. As IaaS provides elasticity as well as scalability, organizations can ramp up and get the job done more rapidly.
Support for Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity and high availability: While every company has some type of disaster recovery plan, the technology required for these plans is often expensive and bulky. Organizations with several dissimilar locations often have different disaster recovery plans and business continuity plans as well as technologies, making the management virtually impossible.
Through IaaS, you get a consolidated disaster recovery infrastructure, reduced costs and increased manageability. Research has determined that CIOs consider business continuity as well as preparing for disaster recovery, the top drivers for accepting IaaS.
In case, if a disaster strikes, the employees can access the same infrastructure, they were accessing via an Internet connection, from wherever they happen to be. This includes all the things an organization needs to function like email, web servers as well as critical applications. The result is quick recovery with no data loss.
High Focus on business growth: Time, energy and money spent in making technology decisions and hiring staff to maintain and manage the technology infrastructure is time not spent on growing the business. By dealing infrastructure of a company as a service-based model, organizations can focus more of their time as well as resources on developing innovations in solutions provided as well as applications developed.
Types of IAAS
IAAS can include one or a mix of various types of cloud services. The key IaaS services provided by World IT Zone are as follows:
- The completely hosted public cloud.
- The private cloud using a dedicated infrastructure
- The hybrid clouds which comprise of a combination of public as well as private infrastructure.
Thus, we can see that IaaS helps to face many challenges faced by IT firms and focus more on business growth. World IT Zone provide a wide array of services related to IaaS. Feel free to contact WITZ team for any of your needs related to IaaS services.