What is Infrastructure as a Service? (IaaS)
IaaS is the very foundation of all Cloud Computing. It is a virtualized computing model
that lets you use Cloud-based resources instead of the expensive, high-maintenance
hardware in a dedicated on-site data center. Servers, memory, hard drive storage, and
even your whole networking infrastucture can be transferred to Cloud Hosting services.
With IaaS from The Walker Group, you can eliminate some or all of your in-house
hardware and replace it with Cloud-based server resources for a low monthly fee.
The robust virtual infrastructure of the IaaS model lets your company’s IT Support team
stop worrying about failed disks and obsolete equipment. Instead, they are free to focus
on supporting your users and managing your business-critical data and software.
IaaS vs. Traditional
Traditional IT infrastructures have become more and more problematic for many companies for the following reasons:
- Short Hardware Lifecycles – Servers, hard drives, and even RAM can fail unpredictably, requiring continual monitoring and expensive capital investment for repairs. Even when everything goes well, companies still face equipment obsolesence within 3–5 years and must replace everything at that time, with the added expense of installation and/or migration fees.
- Systems Complexity – Many companies cannot afford to hire IT staff with the skills necessary to maintain their hardware infrastructure 24/7. Walker IaaS allows you to focus more on your business and less on maintaining your network while providing your company with all of the resources and expertise of IT professionals with 30 years in the business.