What is Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) delivers cloud computing infrastructure via the internet to support enterprise operations. IaaS is one of the three main categories of cloud computing services. The other two categories of cloud computing include software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS). 

IaaS provides hardware, storage, servers, and data center space or network components to businesses. This allows businesses to use web-based operating systems, applications, and storage without having to purchase, manage, or support the cloud infrastructure.

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How Does IaaS Work?

The main capabilities of IaaS include automated administrative tasks, dynamic scaling, platform virtualization, and internet connectivity. IaaS providers supply many services and components to support the cloud infrastructure efforts of businesses. They host servers, storage, and networking hardware, as well as provide billing, monitoring, log access, security, and load balancing services. IaaS users also enjoy storage adaptabilities, like backup, replication, and recovery. 

When configuring and deploying IaaS, users can execute large levels of automation and orchestration for important infrastructure tasks. The resources and services provided by the IaaS can be accessed through the internet and users can use the service to install additional application stack elements. Once logged into the IaaS platform, users can create virtual machines, install operating systems in each virtual machine and, deploy databases. They can create storage for workloads and backups, then install the enterprise workload into a virtual machine. After the virtual machines are created, users can use the provider’s services to track costs, monitor performance, balance network traffic, troubleshoot application issues, and manage disaster recovery. 

IaaS is a great service that ensures the upkeep and profitability of a business. With IaaS, businesses are able to run more efficiently and focus more on growth than IT operations. Flex Metal, in addition to being a powerful enterprise cloud solution, allows you to easily manage your cloud infrastructure. Experience and enjoy high-performance private cloud servers, check out Flex Metal today.

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