IaaS & Cloud IT Infrastructure
Infrastructure as a Service, or more commonly shortened as IaaS is most commonly used system by big companies. With a high computing needs, a constant growing need of access to data storage and archiving, it is not a surprise that cloud infrastructure is a preferred design used by some of these companies.
Quite often these companies are technology-based companies or startup with a high online service. For example: e-commerce, online retail, travel service, hospitality industry, including fintech-based companies. IaaS is seen as an effective solution to the problem of internal network and customer service for the companies.
This article will discuss the cloud infrastructure, but before then it would be beneficial to first learn the concept of infrastructure in IT. Basically, IT infrastructure refers to the network supporting framework with components like hardware, software, database, network, security, and of course the IT management.
The main function is clearly to facilitate operational activities related to the saving flow, process management, and data analysis which then would be used as a basis for a swift and accurate decision making.
In short, IT infrastructure is essential for a company to analyze its operational needs. This IT infrastructure can be centralized in a data center with a dedicated management team to ensure its efficient work.
The cloud infrastructure
With the similar concept, you can understand what a cloud infrastructure is like. This technology has developed for some time in the US and Europe, while in South East Asia, including Indonesia, it just entered its peak in 2019. It was popularized at first by startups with a cloud-first base which utilize the cloud technology.
In a released study, Kaspersky showed a survey result that there are around 19.4% companies in Indonesia which have used a cloud service and 32.1% companies which are planning to use this service. From here it can be seen how the cloud-based technology is effective to answer the big data need of those companies.
Cloud infrastructure itself refers to the IT infrastructure like components which were mentioned above: hardware, software, storage, server, network, and virtualization technology which can support the cloud computing model. The difference is that in cloud infrastructure all virtual resources and components are provided by a cloud service provider which then is directed to its user through the use of an internet connection.
Benefits of IaaS
One of the most felt benefit by the company who uses IaaS is the lower cost. Moreover, by utilizing the cloud infrastructure that requires minimum hardware and more of virtual spaces, so the cost would be cheaper than the physical infrastructure.
There are more benefits of IaaS which you need to learn, which can motivate a move to the cloud infrastructure. Followings are to name the few:
- Control to the computing resources can be accessed by the manager easier through the Virtual Machine.
- Users only have to contact the cloud service provider to run the required Virtual Machine for the company’s operational or a need of a cloud-based storage.
- Hardware and software leasing processes would be more efficient and flexible with IaaS
- Its portable characteristic is compatible to be harmonized with old applications.
The benefits fulfil the office and company’s operational needs and the applied cloud technology, then you have all the reasons you need to apply this cloud infrastructure. One of the options is to use the aCloud feature provided by AdIns. This service with its complete sub handling can be a thorough and practical solution through its Manage Secure Cloud Service.
This Cloud Infrastructure Designer is a sub-service of aCloud itself where AdIns would provide a service that would help a company to convert from an on-premise operational base into a hybrid with a thorough cloud-based operation. With this service, including Cloud Migrations, Cloud Deployments, and Cloud Integration, the service would be more comfortable with assessments based on the needs and the scale of a company.