Today’s companies have to stay nimble as conditions shift and business needs fluctuate. Being able to justify new hardware expenses, gearing up to survive a manmade or natural disaster and preventing your business from becoming vulnerable to cyberthreats are all problems infrastructure as a service solves.
There are various types of cloud computing, each beneficial in a different and specific way. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) plays a critical role in the success of any business and is one of three main types of cloud computing services, along with software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS). Managed cloud services can be partial or complete (involving one or all three types of cloud computing) and offer oversight and control of your cloud platform.
Scaling, Streamlining, Saving Money
Cloud computing is the delivery of computing services over the internet. Such services include: servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics and intelligence. With managed cloud services you can protect valuable data, boost business productivity, accommodate growth and fluctuations, simplify remote work, decrease hardware expenses and much more.
According to recent reporting on cloud adoption, 94 percent of business enterprises use a cloud service and 30 percent of all IT budgets are allocated toward cloud computing. Many organizations globally have adopted cloud computing in some form and digitally transformed the way they do business. Infrastructure as a service is one of the many ways cloud computing helps transform the way a business operates.
What Is Infrastructure as a Service?
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is a type of cloud computing service that offers essential computing, storage and networking resources on demand on a pay-as-you-go basis. IaaS solutions give you the flexibility to scale your IT resources up and down on demand, quickly provision new applications and increase the reliability of your underlying infrastructure.
Migrating your organization’s infrastructure to an IaaS solution will help you reduce maintenance of on-premise data centers, save money on hardware costs and gain real-time business insights.
A Detailed Look Into IaaS and Key Benefits
Infrastructure as a service allows you to bypass the cost and complexity of buying and managing physical servers and data center infrastructure. A managed IT services provider will utilize cloud computing software like Microsoft Azure to modernize your IT with an enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure and migrate your applications to the cloud.
Accelerate your IT transformation and innovate on your own terms with these key benefits using infrastructure as a service with Azure:
- Compute: Azure compute provides the infrastructure you need to run your apps. Tap in to compute capacity in the cloud and scale on demand. Containerize your applications and take advantage of flexible options for migrating virtual machines (VMs) to Azure. Deploy how and where you want to and gain managed end-point protection and Active Directory support that helps secure access to on-premises and cloud apps.
- Storage: Get cloud storage that provides a highly scalable, secure, performant and cost-effective foundation to run all your business applications.
Networking: Azure provides the scale, performance, high availability and enterprise-grade security you need to meet your most extreme workload requirements. Deliver consistent, low-latency experience to your customers through services that work across on-premises, multi-cloud and edge location seamlessly.
A comprehensive cloud infrastructure like IaaS helps you optimize IT costs and efficiencies. With IaaS, you can break free of the limitations of on-premises data centers and gain the consistency and flexibility to innovate anywhere, meet your application development needs and protect your workloads and networks from cybercrime.
Remote work hassles, cybercrime worries and overwhelming limitations to accessing and managing data can feel like a weight on your shoulders. Migrating to the cloud and using cloud computing services like IaaS helps lighten the load and sends your business soaring to new heights.
Tap Into Infrastructure as a Service With SkyTerra
At SkyTerra, our focus is empowering companies to do more with their technology, break free of legacy systems that are holding them back and navigate toward growth. Azure is the center of our cloud service because 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies trust Microsoft Azure Cloud.
At SkyTerra, earning your trust with our proven track record of IT services is a top priority. We make taking advantage of the cloud seamless. As your cloud managed service provider, we’ll recommend the best approach for your specific business. Our experience with making clients at home in the cloud is reflected in our accomplishments:
- Client retention rate over 98 percent
- Tier 1 Microsoft Gold Partner (U.S., Canada, Europe and GCC)
- The largest MS Cloud provider based in the Northeast
- Fortune 500 enterprise-level experience
The cloud might sound lightweight, but it offers heavy-hitting benefits. Partnering with the right cloud managed service provider gives your organization a competitive edge. Our clients count on us for reliable and redundant data backup, rapid and comprehensive security and rock-solid disaster recovery. Call or book a meeting with us today and make a move toward speed, agility and security with SkyTerra.