Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), one of the three major categories of cloud computing services, is a way for enterprises to get the hardware, storage, networking, and a few more services without any need of buying or managing any equipment. They just need to pay for the capacity and space they use instead of any hardware or equipment.
The infrastructure that an organization moves to cloud depends on several factors, like its line of business, availability of IT staff, cash flow constraints, etc. Organizations can utilize IaaS in the form of private cloud, public cloud or hybrid cloud, depending on their security needs and balancing costs.
IaaS offers automated and scalable systems that help enterprises accommodate their needs for present and future infrastructure and resources. It reduces infrastructure costs and offers virtually limitless agility and scalability. Along with them, IaaS ensures uptime and high levels of compliance and security.
Below are the main advantages of using IaaS that can set a business apart from others.
Flexible and Cost-effective
With IaaS, businesses get the flexibility to increase or decrease the resources according to their requirement, and hence pay only for what they actually use.
Some businesses grow while some shrink, and the need for resources, like compute, storage capacity etc. keep varying. It is certainly not wise to purchase a solution that you won’t use if your business requirements have reduced. And it can be frustrating in case the business grows and you have lesser operational resources in place.
The start-up businesses work with a small amount of data, and hence they can optimize their infrastructure costs with IaaS. When the business grows in future, they can access more resources via it easily. It works on pay-as-you-go model and provides significant cost savings. It thus allows businesses to avoid paying monthly or annually for the services they might not use.
Faster set up
It takes several days to set up an in-house on-premise IT infrastructure; running and then maintaining it is all the more time consuming. While IaaS only takes a few minutes or hours to set up, saving time so that the enterprises can focus on other areas of business.
Moreover, IaaS provides automation of administrative tasks including deploying and managing virtual servers, and monitoring ongoing activities like network activity, active jobs, and guest activity.
IaaS provides a consolidated disaster recovery infrastructure which reduces costs and increases manageability. Businesses can be confident that their data is secured, and even if any data gets lost, it can be recovered in no time.
Facilitates business growth
Hiring technical staff for running and maintaining the infrastructure consumes time, money, and energy. When organizations move to IaaS, they can focus their time and resources on business growth.
Technology is seeing new innovations and upgrades every day, and that brings higher capacities, new features and greater reliabilities. Organizations that rely on internal IT infrastructure need to upgrade their equipment to increase capacity or to overcome system failure. The organizations using IaaS don’t face this problem because it is the responsibility of the service provider.
For the most part, it can be said that IaaS provides the ability to scale up and down in no time, paying only for the capacity used, which is a key factor for business growth in today’s fast-paced competitive world.
Microsoft Azure IaaS is the most wholesome infrastructure solution for your business, whether you are a startup, an SMB, or a large enterprise. It offers speed and reliability for most demanding workloads.
Benefits of MDS powered Microsoft Azure for your business
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As your IaaS service provider, we help you achieve high availability, disaster recovery and business continuity.
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