Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Infrastructure-as-a-Service, commonly referred to as simply “IaaS,” is a form of cloud computing that delivers fundamental compute, network, and storage resources to consumers on-demand, over the internet, and on a pay-as-you-go basis. IaaS enables end users to scale and shrink resources on an as-needed basis, reducing the need for high, up-front capital expenditures or unnecessary “owned” infrastructure, especially in the case of “spiky” workloads. In contrast to PaaS and SaaS (even newer computing models like containers and serverless), IaaS provides the lowest-level control of resources in the cloud.

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IaaS represents general purpose compute resources and is thus capable of supporting use cases of all types. Today, IaaS is most commonly used for dev and test environments, customer-facing websites and web applications, data storage, analytics and data warehousing workloads, and backup and recovery, particularly for on-premises workloads.

Gwookle offers multiple IaaS options, with service levels to match your needs. All service levels include our always-on service, plus 24x7x365 access to our architecture advisors, cloud engineers, cloud services support staff and security experts.