What is Cloud?
Infrastructure as a Service
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provides companies of all sizes with computing resources including servers, networking, storage and data centre facilities on an operational basis. IaaS has many advantages over traditional on-premise IT, including:
- No upfront investment and OPEX cost model
- Utilise self-service, automated provisioning and de-provisioning
- On demand and elastic - quickly scale up or down
- Reduced costs from total cost of ownership and burstable resources
- Pay-as-you-go, scale up your resources and only pay for what you need
These benefits highlight why many businesses are adopting cloud technology. IaaS enables businesses to reduce IT capital expense (CapEx) investments, while gaining true agility - the ability to adopt new capabilities quickly, as well as the ability to use IT for driving business growth and efficiency.
UKFast's IaaS offering, eCloud, delivers secure flexible, high-performance cloud resources for every business need.
Cloud deployment models
Public cloud is the cloud infrastructure based upon shared cloud resources to achieve the highest cost-efficiencies available.Public Cloud >
Hybrid cloud enables companies to benefit from a combination of private and shared cloud resources.Hybrid Cloud >
Private cloud is the cloud infrastructure operated solely for an individual organisation based on an infrastructure completely dedicated to that business. The most secure and high-performance cloud computing solution.Private Cloud >