Cloud infrastructure as a service
While cloud infrastructure is the hardware and software components required for cloud computing, infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is a cloud model that gives organizations the ability to rent those IT infrastructure components — including compute, storage and networking — over the internet from a public cloud provider. This public cloud service model is often referred to as IaaS.
Why Cloud infrastructure!
1) Cost Efficient
Moving to the cloud saves the upfront cost of purchasing, managing and upgrading the IT systems. Thus, using cloud model converts capital expenditure to operational expenditure and organizations can significantly lower their IT costs.
2. Storage space
Businesses will no longer require file storage, data backup and software programs which take up most of the space as most of the data would be stored in remote cloud servers.
3. Fault Resilient
While using own servers, you need to buy more hardware than you need in case of failure. Moving to cloud eliminates redundancy and susceptibility to outages. Thus, migrating to cloud not only adds reliability to the systems but also keeps information highly available.
Using cloud computing, businesses can easily expand existing computing resources. For start-ups and growing enterprises, being able to optimize resources from the cloud enables them to escape the large one-off payments of hardware and software, making operational costs minimal.
Our Step-By-Step Approach
Our Approach at Reliable Inc. is to adopt an internal cloud model, often known as a private cloud. The goal is to simplify the combination of the private cloud and public cloud, often known as a hybrid cloud. To help with this process, companies use technologies such as hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), where a vendor provides everything needed to install a turnkey cloud environment. This allows businesses to turn their traditional on-premises data center into cloud-like infrastructure that can be managed from a single dashboard.
Cloud Infrastructure Building Blocks
The components of cloud infrastructure are typically broken down into three main categories: computer, networking, and storage:
- Compute: Performs the basic computing for the cloud systems. This is almost always virtualized so the instance can be moved around.
- Networking: Usually commodity hardware running software-defined networking (SDN) software to manage cloud connections.
- Storage: Usually a combination hard disks and flash storage designed to move data back and forth between the public and private clouds.
Storage is where cloud infrastructure parts ways from the traditional data center infrastructure. Cloud infrastructure usually uses locally attached storage instead of shared disk arrays on a storage area network.
Cloud storage also uses a distributed file system designed for different kinds of storage scenarios, such as object, big data, or block. The type of storage used depends on the tasks you need handled. Key point: cloud storage can scale up or down as needed.