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Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)

Infrastructure as a Service is a provision model in which an organization outsources the equipment used to support operations, including storage, hardware, servers and networking components. The service provider owns the equipment and is responsible for housing, running and maintaining it. The client typically pays on a per-use basis..

Characteristics and components of IaaS include:

  • Utility computing service and billing model.
  • Automation of administrative tasks.
  • Dynamic scaling.
  • Desktop virtualization.
  • Policy-based services.
  • Internet connectivity.

IaaS is one of three main categories of cloud computing service. The other two are Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS).

Infrastructure as a Service is sometimes referred to as Hardware as a Service (HaaS).

Platform as a service (PaaS)

Platform as a service (PaaS) is a category of cloud computing services that provides a computing platform and a solution stack as a service. Along with software as a service (SaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS), it is a service model of cloud computing. In this model, the consumer creates the software using tools and/or libraries from the provider. The consumer also controls software deployment and configuration settings. The provider provides the networks, servers, storage and other services.

PaaS offerings facilitate the deployment of applications without the cost and complexity of buying and managing the underlying hardware and software and provisioning hosting capabilities.

Software as a service (SaaS)

Software as a Service (SaaS) is a software distribution model in which applications are hosted by a vendor or service provider and made available to customers over a network, typically the Internet.

SaaS is becoming an increasingly prevalent delivery model as underlying technologies that support Web services and service-oriented architecture (SOA) mature and new developmental approaches, such as Ajax, .become popular. Meanwhile, broadband service has become increasingly available to support user access from more areas around the world.

SaaS is closely related to the ASP (application service provider) and on demand computing software delivery models. IDC identifies two slightly different delivery models for SaaS. The hosted application management (hosted AM) model is similar to ASP: a provider hosts commercially available software for customers and delivers it over the Web. In the software on demand model, the provider gives customers network-based access to a single copy of an application created specifically for SaaS distribution.

As a pioneer in cloud technologies and services, Magellanix offers 'Cloud Readiness' services that help organizations utilize the cloud infrastructure effectively and efficiently. We offer solutions and services for enterprises, service providers and software vendors by helping:

Cloud Discovery & Adoption: Review of Cloud Technology Solutions and attributes with potential impact on business objectives and recommend viable solution with the right technology for incorporating cloud capabilities

Cloud Migration Assessment: Complete examination of the current IT environment and help companies to wade through multiple horizons of cloud deployment models and find the right balance of solutions which will provide maximum value to the business and accelerate your journey to the cloud. Magellanix’s assessment covers key scalability and architectural issues, application processes and database issues. Magellanix also analyzes critical application interfaces, tools and platforms.

Cloud Tools: With a strong portfolio of tools and platforms used to develop and deliver solutions for our clients, Magellanix provides recommendations to decide upon comprehensive toolsets to,

  • Seamlessly leverage public and private clouds; speed up the path of cloud adoption
  • Service providers build turn-key cloud offerings that can be taken to market to expand their portfolio
  • Software vendors deliver Product-as-a-SaaS leveraging the cloud infrastructure

We also help design, build, test, operate, manage and support cloud-based solutions utilizing Amazon Web Services. Our cloud services also include Cloud Design Services, Cloud Management Services and Cloud Infrastructure and Application Support Services.