Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is a method of providing computing, networking, and storage via the Internet. IaaS enables companies to utilize web-based systems, applications and storage without needing to purchase, manage or support the cloud infrastructure. The most popular examples of IaaS platforms include Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft® Azure®.

Infrastructure as a Service is one of three main categories of cloud computing, along with Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). IaaS is the fastest-growing cloud segment. IaaS lets you circumvent the complexity and increased cost of buying and managing physical servers.

Visual of Iaas, Microsoft Azure

What are the benefits of Iaas?

Storage: IaaS offers the processing power to collect and run large data sets significantly larger than the physical hardware budgets of many companies typically allow for.

Disaster Recovery: Natural disasters, fires, theft, or other unexpected events can be avoided by storing backup files or disaster relief plans with IaaS. Keep your business running, even if everything else is down.

High-Performance: Every app used or deployed by a company can be housed in IaaS. When demand grows , processing power can easily be scaled up.

Cost Savings: Reduce infrastructure costs as you no longer hardware for your data centers, eliminate the task of maintaining and replacing equipment, and enjoy 24x7x365 uptime. Pay for what you need, as you need it.