Why is IaaS So Important?
In our last article (linked here), we discussed what IaaS truly is and how it works as a backup and mediator for your business. But now that we know how IaaS works and supports your business, let’s find out why IaaS was created and became a modern marvel in the world of Cloud Computing!
To recap, IaaS simply stands for “Infrastructure as a Service” which makes it the backbone for your network to help you automate resources needed to help better budget what computing power you need for your business’s needs.
But why was IaaS created? And who truly uses it in their day-to-day technology management?
“In the early 2010s, internet speeds increased to a point where digital services could be delivered over the internet, sparking the cloud revolution. Companies began moving their applications to software as a service (SaaS) models. This produced a spike in web traffic that demanded more hardware resources and the need for new tools to automate hardware management. Companies began to offer cloud-based infrastructure resources and management tools as a service, or infrastructure as a service (IaaS).” – Quoted from a recent article from our partners at Atlassian (www.atlassian.com).
As we all know, everything is moving to a cloud-based model so everything from your business documents as well as family photos is on the cloud and be accessed over the internet. So as more and more “resources” are needed to access our data, the management needs to be in place to watch your bottom line and ensure that the devices that need to access data are online and have the resources they need to complete the task at hand.
So who uses IaaS for their networks?
- Microsoft Azure
- AWS (Amazon Web Services)
- Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
- Alibaba Cloud
- IBM Cloud
And this is a list of the market leaders offering this service to MSPs (Managed Service Providers) throughout the country, including Accram, to use these services and offer the best in Managed Services to our clients. So if the leaders in our industry use this as a best practice, why wouldn’t it work for your organization?
From its infancy, IaaS was created as a way to help businesses of all sizes (ranging from 10 to 10K employees and beyond) to have access to their data and resources as needed while assisting business leaders to watch their costs for a cloud platform. So if it is being used by Enterprise level companies with great success, why not adopt a model like this into the SMB Market?
As more firms move to a remote workforce, the need for remote management grows and we are ready to assist your business with the best tools that have ever been created to allow you to manage your business and we will manage your IT with an IaaS adoption into your business.