16 August 2017
So, what is it?
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) – is a cloud service utilising virtual servers from which you can run your normal business applications. These virtual servers are an alternative to the traditional on premise or data centre hosted physical servers and are often accompanied by appropriate storage, security, and networking facilities. IaaS is usually provided on an OpEx payment model, allowing you to pay for what you use on a monthly basis – saving the need for upfront large capital investment in hardware.
What should you consider when reviewing your infrastructure?
OK, so we know that there are now two credible options when designing your organisation’s infrastructure:
The traditional way – physical on premise hardware to store, manage and maintain and usually with a CapEx investment model. Or, the direction a lot of businesses are heading in today – cloud services. Removing all or some of your onsite servers to a cloud based environment and on to an OpEx model. Making it easy to budget and scale capacity when needed, without the riskier upfront investment. Moving to the cloud can also improve security and resiliency in your network and give you greater flexibility as your business grows.
With so much to consider from compliance to functionality, moving to a cloud service can be a very costly decision to get wrong. To get it right, you need the right expertise and support which isn’t always available internally, or more importantly, for free! Here are our key considerations:
16 August 2017 | Cem Ahmet
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