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IaaS - Infrastructure as a Service

Infrastructure As A Service

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Infrastructure as a Service

What is IaaS

IaaS is one of the three fundamental service models of cloud computing alongside Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS). As with all cloud computing services it provides access to computing resource in a virtualized environment, “the Cloud”, across a public connection, usually the internet. In the case of IaaS the computing resource provided is specifically that of virtualized hardware, in other words, computing infrastructure.

The definition includes such offerings as virtual server space, network connections, bandwidth, IP addresses and load balancers. Physically, the pool of hardware resource is pulled from a multitude of servers and networks usually distributed across numerous data centers, all of which the cloud provider is responsible for maintaining. The client, on the other hand, is given access to the virtualised components in order to build their own IT platforms.

following features and benefits:

  • Scalability
  • No investment in hardware
  • Utility style costing
  • Location independence
  • Physical security of data center locations
  • No single point of failure

Hardware Used for Nicman IaaS

In Nicman Data Centers

  • DELL
  • NetApp
  • IBM
  • HP
  • Brocade

Software Used for Nicman IaaS

In Nicman Data Centers

  • OpenStack
  • VMware
  • Citrix
  • Nimbula
  • OnApp

How IaaS can be utilised by enterprise

Enterprise infrastructure

By internal business networks, such as private clouds and virtual local area networks, which utilize pooled server and networking resources and in which a business can store their data and run the applications they need to operate day-to-day. Expanding businesses can scale their infrastructure in accordance with their growth whilst private clouds (accessible only by the business itself) can protect the storage and transfer of the sensitive data that some businesses are required to handle.

Cloud hosting

The hosting of websites on virtual servers which are founded upon pooled resources from underlying physical servers. A website hosted in the cloud, for example, can benefit from the redundancy provided by a vast network of physical servers and on demand scalability to deal with unexpected demands placed on the website.

Virtual Data Centers (VDC)

A virtualized network of interconnected virtual servers which can be used to offer enhanced cloud hosting capabilities, enterprise IT infrastructure or to integrate all of these operations within either a private or public cloud implementation.

Standard Included Support

  • Operating System Reloads
  • Server Reboots
  • 2-Hour Failed Hardware Replacement (SLA Backed)
  • Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attack Filtering (Server Side Only)
  • Detailed Bandwidth Utilization Graphs
  • Bandwidth Overage Protection
  • All North American Based Support Staff
  • 24 hour Email Support (primary communication channel)
  • Phone Support (emergency communication channel)
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