IaaS stands for infrastructure as a service. Together with other “as-a-service” models, the basic premise of this model is to offer a solution to the final customer without having to host it on-premise, with complex implementations and large overhead. The IaaS model provides virtualization, storage, network, and servers where the final user/customer will handle applications, data, operating systems, and run times.
Where in an on-premise solution the company will have to control, manage and implement the full stack:
In IaaS the company/customer will have to worry only about:
Where the IaaS provider will take care only of:
Why do companies leverage on IaaS?
Usually, businesses leverage IaaS for testing and faster deployment, hosting, web apps development and more. And some of the benefits for using IaaS is the need for companies to reduce the capital expenditure coming with setting up a complex platform on premise, before seeing its benefits, in the first place.
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