IT infrastructure is the foundation that most other computing services sit on top of. It includes servers, data storage, networking resources, security, and data centers. Traditionally, infrastructure requires physical space and hardware to operate.
But with cloud services, businesses access IT infrastructures through the Internet instead. This is infrastructure-as-a-service or IaaS. It’s one of the four primary types of cloud services and it has countless benefits. Some common IaaS applications include:
✔️ lift-and-shift migrations
✔️ Testing and development
✔️ Data storage, backup, and recovery
✔️ Web app support
Businesses choose IaaS over traditional IT infrastructure because it’s easy and affordable. Here’s how it works:
This keeps up-front costs low for businesses that need an IT infrastructure. And it prevents businesses from paying for services they don’t need. Plus, businesses can scale IaaS up and down as necessary.
Cloud-based infrastructures are much easier to set up and manage than traditional ones. But before you adopt IaaS, research hosts and review service level agreements.
When you’re ready, your provider (or host) should be able to set up the following:
Talk with your IaaS provider about which services you need. And remember, as you grow or your needs change, so can IaaS.