Infrastructure as a Service, or IaaS, is an advanced cloud service that provides infrastructure components, many of which are normally found in on-premises data centers, including networking hardware, such as servers, as well as data storage capacity. IaaS also provides useful services such as detailed billing, log access, monitoring, security, clustering, and load balancing. Storage resiliency, such as backup, replication, and recovery ensure that your data and applications are always available in the cloud, even in the event of a disaster. Users can also implement procedures, in order to drive load balancing, in order to maintain performance and availability of specific applications.
IaaS customers have the ability to access services and other resources through a wide area network, like the internet, and can use services provided by the cloud in order to install elements of an application stack. From any remote location, the administrator can log into the IaaS platform and create virtual machines, install operating systems on those virtual machines, install middleware (like databases) and then install the workload of the enterprise into that virtual machine. After that, all users can utilize the provider’s services in order to track costs, monitor performances, troubleshoot issues, manage disaster recovery, etc.
IaaS is a reliable and effective option for businesses that have multiple locations, because it’s faster, easier, and a lot more cost-effective to operate a workload without the need to buy or manage any underlying infrastructure such as network servers. If an organization is working on developing new software products, for example, it might be more efficient and financially advantageous, to test and host the application using an IaaS provider. After the software has been completed, and has been refined and tested, administrators can then remove it from the IaaS in order to have a more typical, in-house deployment.
Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Wheelhouse Solutions can assist you in getting started with Infrastructure as a Service or any of the options available. We’ll work with you to analyze your needs and recommend a strategy that’s custom designed for your business. If you would like more information about Infrastructure as a Service, click here or call us at 314-492-2506 to speak with one of our knowledgeable sales representatives.