Contributed by Michael Ray, Solutions Architect at VAZATA
The small to medium sized companies who have business critical applications that require little to no downtime benefit most by using IaaS. These applications are essential to the company’s survival, with every moment of downtime resulting in lost revenue. The problem is, however, that it requires a very large amount of capital outlay in order to build such a robust internal infrastructure to meet the needs of only a few, critical servers.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers bridge that gap by building the robust infrastructure and selling it at a fraction of the cost, making the IT infrastructure an operational expense for the company. As a result, depreciating hardware, periodic tech refresh, expensive engineering costs and constant downtime are no longer an issue.