What is IaaS?
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is one of the fundamental service models of cloud computing. As with all cloud computing services it provides access to computing resources in a virtualized environment, “the Cloud”, typically across a public internet connection. With IaaS, the computing resource provided is specifically that of virtualized hardware, in other words, computing infrastructure. The definition includes such offerings as virtual server space, network connections, bandwidth, and IP addresses. Physically, the pool of hardware resources is pulled from a network of IBM Blade Servers attached to iSCSI disc arrays located in the DAHQ Data Center in Atlanta. The client is given access to the virtualized components in order to build their own IT platforms.
In common with the other forms of cloud hosting, IaaS can be utilized by enterprise customers to create cost effective and easily scalable IT solutions where the complexities and expenses of managing the underlying hardware are outsourced to Digital Agent. If the scale of a business customer’s operations fluctuate, or they are looking to expand, they can tap into the cloud resource as and when they need it rather than purchase, install and integrate hardware themselves.