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Infrastructure-as-a-Service: How IaaS Providers Create Fast, Resilient Networks

Infrastructure as a Service. A photo shows a data centre

Infrastructure-as-a-Service is predicted to be the fastest growing aspect of cloud computing in the near future, and organisations are more likely than ever to trust IaaS providers for reliable and flexible infrastructure. Notwithstanding some clear cut disasters, cloud computing is now a very effective option for all metro businesses in Australia.

By eschewing the capital expense of hosting in-house hardware and software, organisations can receive more cost-effective cloud computing services by way of a pay-as-you-go model.

The Rise of the ‘As-A-Service’ Model

The Australian National Audit Office is the latest major organisation to opt for an ‘as-a-service’ model for their IT revamp. The ANAO has submitted a request for tender for a five-year contract that moves all their computing services offsite into the hands of a managed services provider.

The ANAO expect a streamlined and centrally managed service to be delivered to their 440 end users, all of whom will receive full training in the new computing systems. Their decision is the latest in a trend of major organisations trusting IaaS providers for reliable and efficient computing infrastructure.

Why Is It Gaining Popularity?

The ‘as-a-service’ model is growing in popularity due to its flexibility in adjusting service level as required. For businesses just starting up or companies with inconsistent workloads, the pay-as-you-go model ensures you are not incurring expenses for services you don’t require. In periods of significant growth or decline, the scalable service ensures you are not locked into a pricing structure that does not fit the needs of your business.

IaaS providers will also point to desktop virtualisation, policy-based services and automated, tailored administrative tasks as key benefits of IaaS environments.

Hosted Infrastructure with Computer One

Computer One has offered IaaS that is flexible, scalable and cost-effective for over ten years. Our services are delivered from more than six data centres in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne using equipment from the industry’s leading brands.

We offer multiple levels of configured redundancy and access to internet resources and the public cloud secured by firewall. Our top-class infrastructure allows us to offer fast and resilient networks that can provide applications with 99.999 per cent availability if required.

Or you can go with Azure, Amazon or Alibaba

Computer One doesn’t just deliver IaaS solutions using its own equipment.  We’re also qualified and experienced at placing workloads and storage with the world’s leading cloud providers.  So if you’re seeking to take advantage of the low cost of operation that those providers offer, we can make sure you enjoy a seamless transition.

Hybrid IaaS is often the happy middle ground

In considering a cloud migration, organisations might find that some applications are best left on premises while others are moved to the cloud.  That way, the best combination of efficiency, information security, cost savings and access to data are able to be enjoyed.

Our end-to-end solutions can be tailored to fit the needs of your business, and we are so confident in our infrastructure solutions that we offer a specific performance guarantee for every client.

To determine if Computer One is the right IaaS provider for your business needs, call us for a confidential discussion on 1300 667 871.


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