Cloud Computing - IaaS
As we expand on Cloud Computing, it is critical to understand that there are different types of Cloud Models. What is a model? It is, in simple words a grouping of IT services offered by one of the different cloud providers in existence nowadays.
Infrastructure as a Service or IaaS is one of those different cloud models and its main goal is to provide computer hardware, network and operating systems to a cloud consumer.
It is vital to know that the cloud provider owns the equipment that provides the infrastructure resources, and a great benefit behind this is that the cloud provider is also responsible for the ongoing operation and maintenance of those resources. So, the cloud consumer can't forget about buying, maintaining or upgrading hardware and this translates into less resources, more available time and MONEY. Since you can grow as much as you want without having to invest in physical resources, your company can feel very confident about having the right resources available to them whenever they need them.
The cloud consumer pays on what is know as:
IaaS includes services such as the following:
- Server Storage
- Connectivity Domains
- Storage Resources
- Compute Resources