What Is IaaS?
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) allows an organization to utilize a cloud services provider for all the infrastructure required to maintain data, storage, servers, networking resources, software, and support services. This approach allows many businesses to bypass the cost and complexity of purchasing and managing physical servers and data center infrastructure. It also allows an organization to scale more quickly, reduce overhead, and minimize internal IT resources while increasing the reliability of their overall infrastructure.
Conscious Networks provides IaaS, along with other complementary services such as DaaS, VDI, VPS, etc. We recommend the products and services best suited for your business, as part of our consultative approach.
The Benefits of IaaS for Businesses
While IaaS complements virtually any business, our technology advisors can help evaluate the specific benefits your business can expect to receive. In addition, with our holistic approach to technology, we can recommend or provide any additional services that may support your business goals. With almost no capital investment and a fixed monthly budget, many restaurants benefit from this service environment because they can easily set up a secure private and guest network, network redundancy, point of sale terminals, hardware and software, and any other products or services required to keep their business running. IaaS provides all of the functionality and benefits of a corporate enterprise system for a minimal monthly cost. Whether you are a small, medium, or large enterprise, our team can develop a comprehensive technology strategy to meet all of your needs. Listed below are just a few of the common benefits clients receive with IaaS.
Businesses who want access to Cloud resources (storage, network, servers, etc.), but want to use their own platform and/or applications. The IaaS model gives them the benefits of resources that can scale immediately and give them the freedom to concentrate on their CORE business priorities.
We can help you calculate the TCO with consideration for on-premise costs, cost of cloud services (peak and off-peak), workload efficiencies, and more!
Unlike most internal IT infrastructures, where a tremendous amount of time and resources must be allocated to new initiatives, IaaS provides the flexibility to ramp up much quicker and to experiment with new projects or initiatives, on an as-needed basis. It is also a great competitive advantage when time is of the essence.
Instead of allocating time and resources to the implementation of new technology, you can utilize skilled technical resources for more intrinsic innovation. This allows you to devote more resources to the core competencies of your business and perhaps gain a competitive advantage.
Your entire business technology strategy and infrastructure won’t do you any good in a crisis or catastrophic event. IaaS provides inherent redundancies and Conscious Networks will create backup and recovery strategies that can reduce your downtime from days or hours to minutes or seconds.
Cash flow is the crux of good business management. IaaS requires little to no capital investment and helps better manage your cash flow, based on the peaks and valleys in your sales funnel. Lower fixed overhead costs are also a big benefit of IaaS.
IaaS lets you scale your infrastructure rapidly to accommodate peak demand and, conversely, scale back when needed.