Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

The most widely adopted private Cloud model currently is ‘Infrastructure as a Service’ (IaaS), which is a natural development of the virtualisation process that some companies are undergoing.

Consider a development team that needs a server for their project. In large companies, it takes at least 30 days to make a new physical resource available. Imagine that, rather than 30 or 40 days, that server becomes available within a few hours. How many additional projects could that same team deliver in a year?

Benefits of IaaS

No wasted capacity

If extra capacity is required, it can be purchased as needed, rather than over-specifying hardware and storage in advance. To cope with future needs, extra capacity can be handed back and de-provisioned if no longer required.

No in house maintenance

There is no hardware or environment maintenance to be considered in maintaining Cloud-based IT infrastructure. With hosted servers, the operating system may still need to be maintained.