Leverage Infrastructure-as-a-Service for Lower Costs and Greater Flexibility
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is a delivery model in which an organization outsources the equipment used to support IT operations, including storage, hardware, servers and networking components. The service provider owns the equipment and is responsible for housing, running and maintaining it. Its goal is to provide a flexible, standard, and virtualized operating environment that can become a foundation for Platform-as-a-Service and Software-as-a-Service.
The IaaS virtualized computing model allows companies to use cloud-based resources instead of the expensive, high-maintenance hardware in a dedicated on-site data center. IaaS vendors supply IT equipment on-demand from their data centers and can keep costs low by pooling resources and giving customers access to a shared facility.
IaaS is emerging as an easily deployed service that enables companies to flexibly and cost effectively meet changing business needs. Companies have traditionally met growing IT needs by investing in more capital equipment. But the challenging economic environment has increased pressure on IT departments to keep costs down.
Infrastructure-as-a-Service is quickly becoming a strategic weapon for organizations by offering the following benefits:
1. Cost Savings
IaaS lowers total cost of ownership by supplying companies IT equipment without the large up-front expenditure to purchase it. There are no costly upgrades or maintenance fees, as this is all included within the subscription price and is taken out of the hands of the company using the service. Staffing costs are kept down, as there is no need for specialized IT employees to maintain the infrastructure. IaaS solutions also change infrastructure cost from capital expense to operating expense for an enterprise.
2. Secure and Superior Infrastructure
IaaS data centers provide a more secure environment for critical data that companies could not compete with on-premise. From security to infrastructure, HVAC to backup, there are a number of elements a proven data center offers that most companies cannot afford on their own.
IaaS services can be quickly scaled up in case of upturn in demand and scaled down when there is low demand. This adds enormous flexibility and optimal utilization of resources and money, allowing companies to meet capacity growth without the needed time, cost and energy of setting up a new, physical IT environment. IaaS enables scalability through the delivery of resources on a self-service basis to meet business needs.
4. Reduced downtime
Quality Infrastructure-as-a-Service providers will have redundant servers that prevent the customer from suffering through major system outages. IaaS solutions also provide skilled technicians who are watching over the servers and facilities and ensuring availability.
Using infrastructure as a service can also prevent companies from having to replace expensive equipment on a regular basis. Not only can equipment that is dated cost money to replace, but it can also cause problems because of down time.
5. Access to IT expertise
Infrastructure-as-a-Service offered through a cloud provider ensures the customer has the expert help necessary to properly manage and maintain the IT infrastructure. This extends the capabilities of the business, whether they already have an in-house IT service or not.
With Infrastructure-as-a-Service provided by TITAN GS, you can eliminate some or all of your in-house hardware and replace it with cloud-based server resources for a low monthly fee.
TITAN GS provides infrastructure services that support the most complex environments. Our team is deployed globally, and we have the ability to bring you highly talented executive, technical, and support expertise and a world-class support model in order to ensure you have the most robust, stable, and flexible infrastructure possible to support your business.
TITAN GS is able to guarantee system availability at levels among the highest in the industry. Our S2V Enterprise policies and procedures are based on the industry leading ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) best practices.