Having infrastructure ready as part of a disaster recovery plan is a valuable foundation (pun intended); it establishes where recovery will take place, and acts as the basis for all subsequent recovery planning. In essence, it takes some of the “unknown” of DR away, giving light to how the environment should look when the dust settles.

But what exactly is Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)? And more importantly, what can it do for you in your time of need?

Defining IaaS

IaaS is on-demand online computing resources including CPU, RAM, and disk space. While there are other bells and whistles IaaS providers will tout, at its core, IaaS is really just you renting hardware that sits in the cloud.

IaaS is like renting a high-end sports car – you get to use the most powerful and reliable hardware possible without the long-term commitment and only paying for it when you use it.

Who is IaaS Best Suited for?

There are a few organizational needs that help define whether or not IaaS is best suited for your organization.

In general, IaaS is a fit for organizations needing:

Benefits of IaaS

There are a number of benefits to using IaaS, including:

Eliminating the Confusion Around IaaS

IaaS provides organizations with the opportunity to leverage enterprise-caliber data centers without the need for a material investment in hardware, time, and personnel. From a DR standpoint, IaaS provides organizations with the ability to proactively establish their recovery stance, but by putting critical workloads in place now – rather than after a disaster – and use those implementations as part of operations.

We’ve created the “Confusion as a Service” ebook to help take some of the confusion out of selecting the right recovery-related, cloud-based services for your company. You can download your copy here.

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