Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is a form of cloud computing that provides virtualized computing resources over the Internet. IaaS is one of three main categories of cloud computing services, alongside Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). In an IaaS model, a third-party provider hosts hardware, software, servers, storage and other infrastructure components on behalf of its users. IaaS providers also host users' applications and handle tasks including system maintenance, backup and resiliency planning. IaaS platforms offer highly scalable resources that can be adjusted on-demand. This makes IaaSwell-suited for workloads that are temporary, experimental or change unexpectedly.
Other characteristics of IaaS environments include the automation of administrative tasks, dynamic scaling, desktop virtualization and policy-based services.
Infrastructure must provide a suitable platform for all the necessary IT applications and functions for an organization or individual. Viewing IT infrastructure as a single entity makes for more effectiveness and efficiencies: Resources can be optimized for different workloads, and the impact of any changes on interrelated resources is more readily understood and handled.
For example, if a business is developing a new software product, it might be more cost-effective to host and test the application through an IaaS provider. Once the new software is tested and refined, it can be removed from the IaaS environment for a more traditional in-house deployment or to save money or free the resources for other projects.
Leading IaaS providers include Amazon Web Services (AWS), Windows Azure, Google Compute Engine, Rackspace Open Cloud, and IBM SmartCloud Enterprise.
YZSquare's goal is to be able to help achieve better value for your IT Budgets and being able to do more for less. We enable worry-free management using SLA driven Business Outcomes and managing the risks related to service transition and Operations. Here is a list of some of the Infrastructure services that we can deliver: