Infrastructure-as-a-Service Solutions

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Infrastructure-as-a-Service Solutions Overview

What is Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Solutions?

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) software is a complete development and deployment environment in the cloud. It provides businesses with a platform on which software can be developed and deployed. IaaS platforms handle the complexity around operating systems and servers and leaves application developers free to concentrate on the business requirements of the software.

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is similar to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), in that it provides services to consumers over the Internet. However, out of the three offerings, IaaS takes care of the essentials, allowing users to manage the rest.

IaaS operates at a very fundamental level, providing the basic building blocks for cloud services. IaaS can be thought of as the provisioning of basic cloud infrastructures like virtualized servers, storage, and networking in an on-demand model. This on-demand model can easily scale up and down to meet demand. Instead of having to spend capital resources on hardware and infrastructure, rapidly scalable and secure infrastructure components are accessible over the Internet. These resources and paid for based on consumption, as in a utility model like electricity or water.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Features & Capabilities

  • Uptime percentage offered in SLA

  • Ease of scaling up or down in response to consumer needs

  • Administration automation for deploying and managing virtual desktops and servers

  • Elastic load balancing whereby resources are balanced and distributed automatically across multiple virtual computers

  • Preconfigured templates for virtual machines

  • Monitoring tools providing alerts when problems are detected

  • Customized machine images

  • Range of operating systems available as preconfigured images

  • Compliance with security protocols like SSL and AES

Infrastructure as a Service Software Comparison

When considering different IaaS platforms, consider the following aspects of each product offering.
  1. Scalability: IaaS platforms are cloud-based, meaning they provide easier scalability compared to on-premises options. Despite this, most providers have a maximum and minimum threshold that limits scaling up and down. Scalability should be considered by organizations that need flexibility in how easily they can scale up and down.

  2. Support: IaaS issues or network downtime can result in a significant loss of time for users. A responsive support team is key for organizations that can’t afford to have significant IaaS downtime. Most, but not all IaaS providers offer 24/7 support. It is important to consider an organization’s support needs as well as their preferred support medium (email, phone, etc) when selecting an IaaS platform.

  3. Compatibility: Some organizations use both IaaS and PaaS (Platform as a Service) solutions. Some IaaS solutions include PaaS features or integrate with PaaS solutions from the same vendor, while others may even integrate with PaaS solutions from different vendors. Organizations planning on integrating IaaS solutions with other software should consider compatibility.

Pricing

Pricing models vary quite a bit, but the basic structure is usually price per user per month, with different tiers based on differing factors such as the number of custom app objects, or number of servers. Some vendors provide a free tier, but per user pricing can from as little as $50 per month per user to $750 per user per month or more, depending on platform capabilities. If your organization is currently managing their own on-premise infrastructure, it's a good idea to calculate the current costs associated with doing so when comparing switching to IaaS. Typically, IaaS platforms will be a lower cost alternative.


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Infrastructure-as-a-Service Products

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Hitachi Enterprise Cloud

Hitachi Vantara offers the Hitachi Enterprise Cloud, an infrastructure-as-a-service platform. Hitachi provides a full portfolio of integrated hardware, software and enablement services designed to bring a pre-engineered level of efficiency and predictability to creating a cloud platform.…

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

AMIs are Amazon Machine Images, virtual appliance deployed on EC2. The AWS Deep Learning AMIs provide machine learning practitioners and researchers with the infrastructure and tools to accelerate deep learning in the cloud, at scale. Users can launch Amazon EC2 instances pre-installed…

OVHcloud Public Cloud

OVHcloud Public Cloud offers users a large number of cloud solutions that are billed on a pay-as-you-go basis. OVH states their infrastructure is set up in a simple way to enable businesses to harness the flexibility of on-demand resources to scale up from small projects to large-…

Amazon Lightsail

Amazon Lightsail is a compute service designed to present an easy-to-use cloud platform that offers everything needed to build an application or website, plus a cost-effective, monthly plan.

Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)

NaviSite boasts flexible and scalable managed services that provide 24x7x365 monitoring and support for any environment a business selects—whether it’s on-premises, in the cloud or hybrid. Their managed infrastructure services include managed infrastructure and hosting, data center…

Jelastic

Jelastic is a cloud services platform that offers PaaS, IaaS, and SaaS tools alongside additional features such as monitoring, networking, DevOps, containers, billing, and storage. The platform is available as public, private, hybrid, or multi-cloud.

Amazon Elastic Transcoder

The Amazon Elastic Transcoder from AWS is a cloud-based media transcoding service available to AWS users which is priced on the volume of media transcoded by minute and the media's resolution. The service is scalable and anticipates transcoding of very large files or high volumes…

Bit Refinery

Bit Refinery is a platform-as-a-service or infrastructure-as-a-service (PaaS, IaaS) platform from the company of the same name in Colorado. It supports both static and legacy workloads and provides users with the option of utilizing bare-metal servers.

HIPAA Vault (formerly VMRacks)

HIPAA Vault (formerly VMRacks) offers HIPAA-compliant cloud solutions for the healthcare industry. Its main services are web hosting and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) for a virtual lab environment, but HIPAA Vault also provides services for file management and database protection,…

Tata Communications Managed Infrastructure Services

Tata Communications offers managed cloud infrastructure services (formerly under the brand InstaCompute) via their cloud computing platform which offers colocation facilities, managed hosting solutions, as part of Tata Communication's infrastructure-as-a-service solution. It is a…

Extility

Extility is a cloud management platform from London based software company Flexiant.

Power Systems Virtual Server on IBM Cloud for AIX/Linux

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server is a Power Systems enterprise infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offering. Power Systems Virtual Servers are physically located with low-latency connectivity to the IBM Cloud infrastructure. In the data centers, the Power Systems Virtual Servers are…

Xtium

Xtium is the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) now offered by Evolve IP since their acquisition of Xtium in October, 2016.

Artisan Infrastructure

Artisan Infrastructure in Austin, Texas offers infrastructure as a service (IaaS).

Power Systems Virtual Server on IBM Cloud for IBMi

IBM Power Systems Virtual Server is a Power Systems enterprise infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offering. Power Systems Virtual Servers are physically located with low-latency connectivity to the IBM Cloud infrastructure. In the data centers, the Power Systems Virtual Servers are…

NTT Communications Enterprise Cloud

NTT Communications Enterprise Cloud solution is designed to specifically meet enterprise needs. Not everyone is at the same point on their migration to the cloud, and business objectives vary from one organization to another. So the vendor states their solutions and services create…

DXC Testing and Digital Assurance

DXC Technologies provides their testing as a service suite of services, based on the former CloudLab test-as-a-service services from CSC, which now combines infrastructural support as well as test advisory services as desired.

AT&T Synaptic Cloud

AT&T Synaptic Cloud is infrastructure as as service (IaaS). Presently, Synaptic Cloud services includes AT&T Netbond for Cloud network connectivity solution, and the Content Delivery Network (CDN) Service from AT&T.

City Cloud

City Cloud from Swedish hosting company City Network is an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offering.

BT IaaS

BT IaaS is an infrastructure as a service offering from BT Global Services.

Joyent Triton

Joyent Triton is an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offering from Joyent in San Francisco.

Faction IaaS Cloud

Faction Inc in Denver, Colorado, formerly PeakColo, offers infrastructure as a service (IaaS).

OVHcloud Hosted Private Cloud (vCloud Air, powered by OVH)

The OVHCloud Hosted Private Cloud solutions provide users a private infrastructure that is hosted and managed by OVH. OVH is now also operating the former vCloud Air service, which it acquired from VMware in May 2017.

Virtustream Enterprise Cloud

Virtustream Enterprise Cloud is an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) featuring consumption based pricing for enterprise compute and storage resources, from Dell Technologies company Virtustream.

INAP Bare Metal

The Internap Cloud is the platform-as-a-service (PaaS) from Internap in Atlanta, Georgia.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the core IaaS features that buyers should expect?

IaaS platforms often include specialized features, but the bare essentials that buyers should expect are cloud deployment, virtual machines with customized templates, and a variety of supported operating systems.

Are there any open source or free IaaS platforms?

There are several open source IaaS platforms that provide their entire source code for free. Businesses with skilled developers can implement this code free of charge, though they may still have to pay for cloud hosting.

Do IaaS platforms integrate with PaaS platforms or SaaS software?

IaaS platforms typically offer a suite of integrations, or include an API developers can use to build connectors. Businesses considering purchasing an IaaS should consider what integrations they need and select an IaaS option that supports them out of the box.