Tune Your IaaS Architecture for Fast Growth

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Kevin O'Connor

Organizations that are characterized by fast growth share some common traits, such as faster product development cycles and more agile infrastructure. IDG Research shows that 59% of organizations surveyed either have already deployed or plan to deploy Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) in the next 12 months. So what are the must-have requirements, and what’s on your IaaS checklist for getting started?

IaaS typically refers to a class of cloud services that abstract the core compute, storage, and network layer out into a managed service that allows IT to manage from the operating system up to govern their application deployments as needed – but without the burden of managing the stack of technology that sits underneath the application.

IaaS providers often offer additional services, such as a pre-built and ready to deploy virtual machines, block storage, file or object storage, firewalls, load balancers, content distribution network services, virtual local area networks (VLANs), and disaster recovery services that can layer onto a clients. Must-have requirements for IaaS include SLAs for service delivery and compatibility with longer-term IT roadmap initiatives. Picking the right provider that aligns to the predominant technology stacks that you employ or plan to employ is critical. Microsoft, Cisco, VMware, and HP are all vying for support of their cloud initiatives and enabling a myriad of providers to deploy their technology stack to gain support and install base across the landscape.

The Connection Cloud Practice offers qualified experts with years of experience who provide a personalized engagement with customers to build the right IaaS-based solutions whether those are purely public or integrated with on-premises solutions to form a hybrid cloud solution. Our team can help you sort through the many factors that should drive the identification and prioritization of required resources so you can build and optimize your cloud-based infrastructure.

We bring a combination of unbiased expertise and best-of-breed partners to our customers. As a technology company with 30 years of experience, we leverage our deep partnerships with industry veterans and born-in-the-cloud newcomers to deliver the right solution for your business.

Our experts can help you quickly and objectively assess your current IT environment and your specific business and IT drivers for considering IaaS. We’ll help you determine which workloads are ideal for migrating and work closely with you to create a custom IaaS roadmap for your organization. Take a moment, fill out this brief form to engage our cloud experts, and we will respond to your inquiry by the close of the next business day.