Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is a model that falls into three main categories of hot-seat service, called cloud computing. The other two models are software as a service (SaaS) and a platform as a service (PaaS). IaaS has attracted the attention of entrepreneurship for the main reason for structuring the business or corporate environment and synchronizing it with the ongoing operational activities of the organization.
The transition to the IaaS model has the distinct advantage of reducing infrastructure costs. Organizations are no longer responsible for the availability, maintenance of network hardware and equipment, or the replacement of obsolete equipment. IaaS also prevents companies from acquiring more capacity in case of sudden peaks of activity. Companies with a smaller IT infrastructure typically require a small IT staff.
The pay-as-you-go model also delivers significant cost savings. As the use of IaaS is measured, companies only pay for the capacity they need. You can also use this method to avoid high monthly or annual payments for services that you may not be able to use. The IaaS model does not require any upfront costs, bandwidth usage fees, or minimum term commitment.
IaaS providers can adapt to the growth of small businesses by accelerating the delivery of resources. Service providers already expected an increase in demand from many of their customers and have systems supporting this demand. These excess resources can then be allocated to customers who request them - almost immediately.
IaaS changes the cost model of an IT solution from an investment cost model to an operating cost model. This improves cash flow and aligns cost with value.
Competition is fierce in all sectors and time to market is one of the best ways to beat the competition. Because IaaS delivers resiliency and scalability, businesses can work faster and faster (and bring the product or service to market) more quickly.