What is IaaS?

Infrastructure as a Service

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) are computing resources provisioned and managed via the cloud. It replaces the costly and complex task of buying and managing your own physical servers and other data centre infrastructure.

With Azure, IaaS resources (such as servers and storage) are offered as separate components, that you can call upon when needed.

IaaS can be used for

Testing & Development

Quickly setup up testing and development environments so that you can bring new applications to market faster. With IaaS, scaling your testing and development environments up and down is quick and economical.

Website Hosting

Quickly setup up testing and development environments so that you can bring new applications to market faster. With IaaS, scaling your testing and development environments up and down is quick and economical.

Data Storage, Backup & Recovery

IaaS simplifies your data management with enhanced scalability. Avoiding the capital outlay and necessity for highly skilled staff to setup and manage your complex data structures.

Web Apps

Quickly deploy your web apps and easily scale your infrastructure up or down according to demand. IaaS provides all the necessary infrastructure to support web apps including storage, networking resources, application and web servers.

High Performance Computing

Complex computing for tasks such as financial modelling or simulations can be realised using IaaS supercomputers, computer grids or clusters.

Big Data Analysis

IaaS provides an economical way to mine your massive data sets.

Advantages of IaaS

  • Avoid large capital expense
  • Reduce ongoing costs
  • Improve business continuity
  • Rapid Innovation & Scalability
  • Increased Reliability
  • Better Security

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) supplants traditional on-premise or hosted infrastructure stacks.

Moving to IaaS delivers multiple advantages including decreased management and rapid scalability resulting in greater cost efficiency. With major data centres in Sydney and Melbourne, combined with the power of the Microsoft Cloud, rest assured knowing that Azure’s IaaS offerings ensure your workloads are available a minimum of 99.95% of the time.

For existing Microsoft customers, Azure makes it simple to adopt its Infrastructure Services – allowing businesses to reap the benefits of a hybrid cloud solution. Fast.