How infrastructure as a service can help your business
June 3rd, 2014
It takes a lot of time and money to build great technology infrastructure. That's one of the reason many businesses struggle with infrastructure issues. They often can’t afford to invest the appropriate amount of money and staff to get themselves on solid footing.
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) can be a life saver for companies struggling to make their in-house technology dependable and secure. If you’ve been stressing out over failed servers and business downtime, IaaS may be a good fit for your business.
What is IaaS?
The concept of infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is very similar to another type of product you may already be familiar with – software as a service (SaaS). Where SaaS allows businesses to leverage software running in a remote data center – IaaS goes further and allows businesses to leverage the servers, networks, security devices, and infrastructure systems of remote data centers.
Since IaaS providers have invested heavily in datacenter technology (as that's their focus), they can often provide a much more dependable and resilient technology foundation than your business might be able to afford to build and maintain on your own.
How does that help?
Cost is a major reason companies are transitioning to IaaS. By the time a business invests in all the technology required to support a single server – server hardware, network equipment, firewalls, etc. – they could have paid for access to multiple remote servers for several years into the future.
Not only would the cost of running a server be cheaper, you’ll also end up with a better server with a high level of redundancy and security protection. If you're a small business this means you may end up with the type of dependable infrastructure you would previously have never been able to afford.
Instead of having to invest large amounts of capital to get infrastructure services going for just a few users, you'll be able to scale up gradually since you have access to great infrastructure that's already in place.
If you are starting a new business with no technology in place or have technology but are about to go through a refresh, IaaS allows you to plugin to a turnkey, solid infrastructure. Instead of waiting for six months to build something out, you can be ready to install applications in less than a day.
If you're interested in how IaaS could address your specific business needs we'd be happy to talk with you. Just give us a call or e-mail and we'll answer any questions you have.