Infrastructure as a Service

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provides the facility of essential resources like physical machines, virtual machines, virtual storage, etc.

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is a form of cloud computing that offers virtualized computing resources.

Example: Amazon Web Services

It also offers other resources such as:

  • Virtual Machine disk storage
  • Virtual local area network
  • Load balances
  • IP addresses
  • Software bundles

It is all about virtual servers, extended network, and remote storage. For this, no more large hardware investments, maintenance, or infrastructure are needed.

Infrastructure as service

Advantages of IaaS

  1. We can dynamically select a CPU, memory, and storage configuration as per your requirements.
  2. We can easily access the broad computing power available on the IaaS cloud computing platform.
  3. We can easily remove the need for investment in rarely used IT hardware.
  4. IT infrastructure is handled by the IaaS cloud computing platform vendors.

Disadvantages of IaaS

  1. IaaS cloud computing platform model totally depends on the internet.
  2. IaaS is also dependent on the availability of virtualization services.
  3. Require training to learn how to manage new infrastructure.
  4. Having issues regarding data security due to multitenant architecture.