Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
There’s no doubt you have heard of Amazon, Microsoft and Google. All 3 of these technology companies have something in common beyond being three of the biggest companies on the planet.
They offer Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). What this means that they offer servers, virtual desktops, database management, storage and network infrastructure in the cloud.
Using cloud solutions affords businesses the ability to utilize powerful technological resources without the months of planning and overhead required with on-premise resources.
Benefits of IaaS
- Reduced Costs
- Limitless Resource Availability
- Dramatically Improved Efficiency
- Reduced Overhead
- Improved Resource Management
By the Numbers
Percentage of Businesses Adopting Cloud Services
Cloud Computing Growth 2018
AWS, Azure & GCP Adoption vs. Other Providers
Still on the fence? Don’t think your business is big enough for cloud adoption?
Just over a year ago we moved Soboslai Law from a local file server to cloud storage on Amazon S3. Here’s what we determined.
Their local file server was costing them almost $100/month in electricity. The server was being backed up locally as well. This created a risk for the law firm. If natural disaster occured all their data would be lost.
Local server and files also meant they were at risk for theft of very private/personal documents of their clients.
And what about hardware failure? At the time of the switch the server was 7 years old.
We moved everything to S3. They now have fast, reliable connection to all of their law firm files. They never have to worry about natural disaster or theft because there is nothing to destroy or steal.
The security is far superior to having a local file server. Access is controled by keys and only configured for employees of the law firm.
You might be wondering about the cost. They average approximately $55 per month, less than the cost of the electricity for the local server. Did I mention they did not have to purchase a new server, which would have cost approximately $1500 to meet their current needs.
There’s no cost to maintain S3. A local file server requires constant maintenance and monitoring.
The only other cost related to their new cloud based file storage is software to access the files. The cost? $55/year.
First year savings: $3785