Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is an instant computing infrastructure, provisioned and managed over the Internet.  Quickly scale up and down with demand, and pay only for what you use. IaaS helps you avoid the expense and complexity of buying and managing your own physical servers and other datacenter infrastructure. Each resource is offered as a separate service component, and you only need to rent a particular one for as long as you need it. The cloud computing service provider manages the infrastructure, while you purchase, install, configure, and manage your own software—operating systems, middleware, and applications.

 

Core Capabilities

Microsoft Azure IaaS: Includes network services and virtual machines. These services can be combined with any PaaS services.
Virtual Network: Provision and manage virtual networks in Azure and securely link to your on-premises IT infrastructure.
Virtual Machines: Create new virtual machines or create and upload your own to create pre-configured virtual machines.
ExpressRoute: Connects on-premises infrastructure directly to the Microsoft network that contains Azure datacenters, without using the Internet.
Traffic Manager: Load balance incoming global traffic across multiple services running in the same or different datacenters.
Management: Manage your environment using the Azure portal, Azure PowerShell, or the Azure Command Line Interface(CLI).

Advantages

Eliminates capital expense and reduces ongoing cost: IaaS sidesteps the upfront expense of setting up and managing an on-site datacenter, making it an economical option for start-ups and businesses testing new ideas.
Improves business continuity and disaster recovery: Achieving high availability, business continuity, and disaster recovery is expensive, since it requires a significant amount of technology and staff. But with the right service level agreement (SLA) in place, IaaS can reduce this cost and access applications and data as usual during a disaster or outage.
Innovate rapidly: As soon as you’ve decided to launch a new product or initiative, the necessary computing infrastructure can be ready in minutes or hours, rather than the days or weeks—and sometimes months—it could take to set up internally.
Respond quicker to shifting business conditions: IaaS enables you to quickly scale up resources to accommodate spikes in demand for your application— during the holidays, for example—then scale resources back down again when activity decreases to save money.
Focus on core business: IaaS frees up your team to focus on your organization’s core business rather than on IT infrastructure.
Increase stability, reliability, and supportability: With IaaS there’s no need to maintain and upgrade software and hardware or troubleshoot equipment problems. With the appropriate agreement in place, the service provider assures that your infrastructure is reliable and meets SLAs.
Better security: With the appropriate service agreement, a cloud service provider can provide security for your applications and data that may be better than what you can attain in-house.
Get apps to users faster: You don’t need to set up the infrastructure before you develop and deliver apps, you can get them to users faster with IaaS.

Choice

Choose between a Workshop, Assessment or Full Deployment

 

Readiness Workshop
1 Day

Assessment & Planning
5-10 Days

BEST VALUE!
Production Rollout Environment Based

WORKSHOP Overview of Infrastructure as a Service Overview of Infrastructure as a Service Overview of Infrastructure as a Service
DISCOVERY Interviews and documentation of the current environment Interviews and documentation of the current environment Interviews and documentation of the current environment
DEPLOYMENT Test lab
Pilot testing
Production rollout
Test lab
Pilot testing
Production rollout
Test lab
Pilot testing
Production rollout
DELIVERABLES Workshop results/discovery findings
High-level road map to get to Infrastructure as a Service
Detailed project plan
Deployed Infrastructure as a Service
Workshop results/discovery findings
High-level road map to get to Infrastructure as a Service
High-level project plan
Work effort
Workshop results/discovery findings
High-level road map to get to Infrastructure as a Service
Detailed project plan
Deployed Infrastructure as a Service