Infrastructure as a Service, or IaaS, is a cloud computing model which provides outsourced computing infrastructure to users and organizations. It can provide users with resources that include servers, network connections, storage, and features like content delivery networks and load balancing.
IaaS providers maintain the equipment, while users rent or buy the specific services that they need. The term for rental or purchase is usually “pay as you go,” which offers a lot of flexibility and ease in growth. Organizations use the IaaS cloud as a way of easily scaling new or existing applications to larger audiences.
• Comprehensive security capabilities
• Rich controls, auditing
• Hybrid IT architectures
• Works on Web Applications, Big Data & HPC
• Backup and storage
• Disaster recovery
According to a recent study by Spiceworks sponsored by Carbonite, data protection continues to be
a challenge for small to medium sized businesses. The study found that 60 percent of small-to-
medium sized businesses (SMBs) prefer to back up their company’s data using direct-attached
storage, with the majority of businesses (56 percent) having no plans to migrate to cloud backup.
Small businesses don’t have unlimited IT budgets. It’s important to use a solution that makes sense and won’t require your customer to incur a capital expenditure. For as low as a few hundred dollars per year, your customers can have all of their data backed up to the cloud.
Having data in the cloud allows your customers to have access to their data anytime and anywhere. As long as there is access to the Internet, through a computer or a smartphone app, all files are readily available. There is no need to have to travel around with a laptop or go back to the office to see that important file.
It’s important to keep a copy of files offsite. Even if business files are backed up on a file server, a hurricane, flood, fire or theft could destroy the computers… and backups. Keeping backed up files in the cloud ensures data is safe no matter what is going on at your office.
Cloud backup solutions have made ongoing management and restoration easy. With just a few clicks of the mouse, backed up files can be easily found and restored.
Time is one of the most commonly stated reasons companies aren’t backing up their data. Cloud backup doesn’t require an additional time commitment for you or your customer. Computer files are backed up to the cloud automatically and continuously, whenever you’re connected to the Internet.
Cloud storage has given users the ability to share and access files remotely without
access to their local storage systems. While this has opened up many doors for video teams there
are some considerations that need to be made before implementing cloud storage into your video
Physical storage can be expensive. Without the need for hardware cloud storage is exceptionally cheaper per GB than using external drives.
Using the cloud for storage gives you access to your files from anywhere that has an internet connection.
In the event of a hard drive failure or other hardware malfunction, you can access your files on the cloud. It acts as a backup solution for your local storage on physical drives.
When you are working with cloud storage, every time you make changes to a file it will be synced and updated across all of your devices that you access the cloud from.
Cloud storage providers add additional layers of security to their services. Since there are many people with files stored on the cloud, these providers go to added lengths to make sure your files don't get accessed by someone who shouldn't