What is Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)?

IaaS is a form of cloud computing where a third-party provider hosts software, servers, storage and other infrastructure components with high security on behalf of its users.

How can Tartan Advisors Help?

IaaS involves a transformational shift in technology for many companies and third party capabilities in this space have become significantly more affordable in the marketplace. We assist clients in evaluating existing infrastructure and applications to develop a business case, structure criteria for IaaS solution selection and proof of concept, and help the organization evolve affordably into the new mobile-first, cloud-first world.

Why do organizations use IaaS?

IaaS is a primary computing engine and storage vehicle for many Internet of Things (IoT) deployments. IoT impacts the way businesses, governments, and consumers interact with the physical world. Gartner Research projects IoT to grow at 30% annually through 2020. Simply put, services consumed over the network require a solid foundation. The base of this foundation is a network strategy to balance on-premises and IaaS capabilities. Organizations are rapidly moving to use IaaS for several reasons:
  • Gaining scalability and flexibility to augment or replace on-premises networks
  • Reducing storage cost structure
  • Eliminating the capital expense of deploying additional on-premises hardware
  • Leveraging more sophisticated capabilities to improve security

This table shows a sample of leading IaaS providers in the marketplace.
Following are links to informative IaaS YouTube discussions.