Emotec provides Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) as a method of delivering computing, storage, networking and other capabilities via the Internet. IaaS enables companies to utilize web-based operating systems, applications and storage without having to purchase, manage and support the underlying cloud infrastructure.
Infrastructure as a Service is one of three main categories of cloud computing, along with Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). IaaS is the fastest-growing cloud segment, with its growth forecast to reach 36.8 percent in 2017, according to a recent Gartner report. The phenomenal growth of IaaS is largely due to enterprises steadily moving from data centers to the cloud.
Why Use IaaS?
Enterprises using IaaS can dramatically reduce their infrastructure costs, as they no longer need to purchase hardware for their data centers, maintain and replace equipment, or ensure 24x7x365 uptime. A pay-as-you-go model — where you pay for capacity only when you need it — also enables businesses to save money.
IaaS enables enterprises to access their apps, data and other resources as long as an Internet connection is available. Companies increasingly rely on IaaS to empower their mobile workforce, and to provide the foundation for their business continuity and disaster-recovery plans.
With its on-demand availability and robust agility, IaaS lets companies more rapidly develop and deploy new products and services, decreasing their time to market.
Enterprises can quickly scale their capacity up and down depending on their business needs, changing opportunities in the marketplace, or consumer demand.