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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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.

InterVision Hosted IaaS (formerly Bluelock)

InterVision Hosted IaaS, including infrastructure from the former Bluelock acquired by InterVision Systems in 2018, includes a number of IaaS options (e.g. dedicated storage and dedicated compute), as well as production hosting with InterVision's private cloud environment designed…

Faction IaaS Cloud

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

Virtacloud

Virtacore in Sterling, Virginia offers the Virtacloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS).

Advanced Managed Hosting Services

UK company Advanced provides their managed hosting services, including support for applications and data, backup, and security.

Arcadier Marketplaces

Arcadier Marketplaces is a marketplace SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) technology. The Arcadier platform is customizable, simple to use, no developers needed, and according to the vendor, only needs a few minutes to set up. The vendor's value proposition is that with the off-the-shelf…

Windstream Cloud Connect

Windstream Cloud Connect supports Enterprises with secure virtual connectivity to third party cloud resources and applications.

Oracle Network Cloud Service

Oracle Network Cloud Service is offered as a fast, reliable dedicated solution to access Oracle Cloud Services, support data exchange between private and public clouds.

CenturyLink Private Cloud

CenturyLink® Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation™ is a Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) solution that brings VMware’s vSphere®, vSAN™ and NSX® into a natively integrated stack, delivering enterprise grade, globally available hyper-converged-infrastructure based on HPE® with…

Netlink Data Center Services

Netlink headquartered in Wisconsin offers their Data Center Services, including colocation, managed hosting, server maintenance and proactive monitoring of server health, backup and restore, as well as other related features.

Kingsoft Elastic Compute (KEC)

Kingsoft Cloud offers Kingsoft Elastic Compute (KEC), a CPU and memory priced IaaS compute and storage service.

Kingsoft Standard Storage Service

Kingsoft Standard Storage Service is an IaaS from Kingsoft headquartered in Beijing with standard and lower infrequent access storage pricing.

Bell.One Data Center Hosting

Bell Integrator offers the Bell.One Data Center Hosting option, providing space, power, cooling and security to the enterprise data center.

Bell.One Backup as a Service

Bell.One offers Backup as a Service, providing full disk backup and recovery with data transfer across a secure VPN, as well as fast and easy online recovery.

NEC Backup as a Service (BaaS)

NEC offers Backup as a Service (BaaS), one of its IaaS offerings.

SoftwareONE BackupSimple

SoftwareONE headquartered in Switzerland offers BackupSimple, a backup as a service providing integrated and consolidated backup across multiple cloud silos and services.

IBM Cloud Direct Link

IBM Cloud Direct Link is a suite of four offerings from the IBM Cloud Network, with availability in locations around the globe. Each one enables customers to create direct, private connections between their remote network environments and their IBM Cloud deployments--without touching…

Datapacket

Datapacket is a dedicated server provider that specializes in technology hardware solutions and premium data delivery for bandwidth intensive businesses. It is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering from CDN77. Their servers are fitted with high-end components and unshared 10Gbps…

VEXXHOST Inc.

VEXXHOST offers public cloud and private cloud services, built entirely on OpenStack. Their solutions are built to include everything enterprises will need, from virtual machines to bare metal to Kubernetes containers. VEXXHOST also provides cloud solutions like OpenStack Consulting,…

Stefanini Cloud Services

Stefanini Cloud Services includes a number of IaaS, PaaS, and managed public cloud services for Azure and Microsoft Cloud (e.g. Office 365) in a configurable bundle.

CXD Compute Nodes

CXD Compute Nodes from Cyxtera Technologies headquartered in Addison are pre-configured, hyperconverged infrastructure procured, configured and deployed as a service via CXD, a software powered on-demand provisioning and configuration architecture, accessible via API and web console.…

Alibaba Cloud Elastic GPU Service

Alibaba Cloud Elastic GPU Service (EGS) is a GPU-based computing service for scenarios such as deep learning, video processing, scientific computing, and visualization. EGS solutions use the following GPUs: AMD FirePro S7150, NVIDIA Tesla M40, NVIDIA Tesla P100, NVIDIA Tesla P4, and…

Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS)

Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS) provides fast memory and Intel CPUs to help power cloud applications and achieve fast results with low latency. All ECS instances come with Anti-DDoS protection to safeguard data and applications from DDoS and Trojan attacks.

Alibaba Cloud Function Compute

Alibaba Cloud Function Compute is a fully hosted and serverless running environment that takes away the need to manage infrastructure such as servers and enables developers to focus on writing and uploading code.

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.