What are the advantages of IaaS?

Published on
20/04/2020 01:53 PM

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is a strong competitor against the other data storage options available today. Now more than ever, CIOs don't want their traditional infrastructure to weigh them down when the time comes to innovate.

At the same time, it seems as though everything is available as-a-Service today (we'll be running out of acronyms soon enough). However, there is a good reason for this. As-a-Services are notable for being more cost-effective and more flexible, the latter of which is necessary for businesses undergoing their digital transformation.

Say yes to IaaS

IaaS answers many concerns unique to the modern day landscape. In particular, it gives organisations the flexibility and scalability they need for growth and digital transformation. Thus, organisations have the ability to evolve with its surroundings and continually accommodate for their customers.

As well as this, IaaS alleviates the panic when a server goes down. This is because it can continue to run even if one of the server crashes. Cloud providers can spread out across various servers and data centres. Thus, IaaS is a great asset in the face of a disaster and as part of your business continuity plan. Should something happen to your physical hardware, like a flood or fire, employees will still be able to access everything critical to your organisation, including emails and other critical applications.

In part, motives behind IaaS are parallel to that of automation, in that it takes away less pressing responsibilities and enables teams to focus on higher value tasks. In regard to IaaS, organisations can use it to take away from having staff babysit the infrastructure instead.

Also, IaaS is highly cost-effective. Firstly, you only pay for what you need. Further to that, what you need is a lot less than what you previously required. With less hardware to maintain, you don't have to pay for upkeep, nor the replacement of any equipment. Not only that, but with IaaS, you only pay for the time that you're using it too.

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