1. IaaS reduces refresh cost on hardware and infrastructure
Simply put, IaaS eliminates the capital investment required for hardware purchases. It also eliminates the associated costs of maintaining infrastructure, such as paying for the physical space, the utility costs, and the staff time to maintain it. Another bonus is the subscription model of IaaS spreads the necessary purchases into consistent monthly bills that allow predictability.
3. Experience flexibility in services with IaaS
One of the most important features of IaaS is the ability to scale up as well as down, ensuring that you aren’t paying for resources that are not being used.
Rapid response. On demand. These aren’t terms typically associated with major IT infrastructure enhancements. Yet with IaaS, this is the reality.
It’s simply a matter of changing your cloud server allocation. IT teams can now pull together entire computing platforms at a lightning fast speed so you can quickly adapt to changing market needs.
5. IaaS makes cutting-edge technology affordable
Given the costs of traditional, on-premise server infrastructure hardware, it is simply not feasible for most businesses—particularly SMBs—to keep up with the newest and latest technology. For IaaS providers, offering the latest technology is standard operating procedure and a competitive necessity. By choosing Infrastructure as a service, that competitive advantage gets passed to you.
7. IaaS opens the door to top-tier security features
Perhaps the single most significant benefit of IaaS is the advanced security technology. Cybersecurity and data protection are high on the list of concerns for IT leaders, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report. Cyberthreats are growing, and every business from government to financial services to healthcare can fall victim.
IaaS eases the concern of cyberattacks because of its advanced security and physical protection of IT infrastructure with built-in redundancies. IT providers build their business models around the security of their own IT infrastructure and assets, so state-of-the-art security gets passed along to clients when they use IaaS. Security and compliance are of the utmost importance when evaluating cloud options. This case study shows how a risk management company put security and compliance first with IaaS.
2. Hassle-free scalability across divisions
With the ability to offer on-demand resources, IaaS can transform the way an organization grows and changes. It shares investments across multiple business units, so the whole organization gets what it needs in real time.
Unveiling a new initiative? No problem.
Doubling your workforce as a result of seasonal demand? Let’s do it.
Your IT department can easily tackle these challenges when they don’t need to focus on procurement, setup, configuration, and testing a new IT infrastructure. With IaaS, IT teams can manage desktop resources, storage systems, servers, and networks from a central console with access to support from their IaaS provider as needed.
4. IaaS focuses on strategic innovation by reducing monotonous tasks
In house IT is struggling more and more to keep up with maintaining infrastructure hardware while finding the time to create business innovation and speed to market. IaaS provides cost-effective and efficient IT maintenance and operation, so you can offload manual processes like patches, upgrades, and repairs, giving your team more time to focus on business needs. This shift in providing more challenging, strategy-driven work is also a smart way to attract and keep top IT talent.
6. Gain on-demand access and availability with IaaS
When disaster strikes, your business will be up and running thanks to IaaS. Cloud-based infrastructure provides access anywhere, anytime. So even if your office location isn’t accessible, your valuable corporate data still will be. As long as you have an internet connection, IaaS keeps your business running full steam ahead.
8. IaaS is tailored to your IT requirements to ensure compliance
One of the key advantages with cloud services is that compliance for your data is less of a lift. IT solutions companies can provide guidance on compliance standards so you can rest assured your IT environment will meet the specific compliance requirements of your business.