With increasing business risks and rapidly changing economic environment, enterprises today are more focusing on flexibility and business agility. Businesses need to ensure that their existing IT set up and operations must achieve strategic and financial objectives with economic resources, scalability and agility to meet ever changing business demands.

A research conducted by Forrester states that Infrastructure-as-a-service wing of cloud computing is receiving maximum industry attention, with 25% of enterprises planning to adopt IaaS via a third-party vendor. It further states that big companies report greater adoption, and awareness than SMEs.

Opportunities and Challenges

Above stated study represents a massive revenue opportunity for service providers. However, IaaS service providers are still facing challenges to foster growth while addressing competitive pressures.  Moreover, intricacies in existing data center set ups are proving a hurdle for them to quickly provision new services to end-users.

According to IDC, there is a universal transformation of how services are delivered, and providers will need to be aware and open of these evolving business trends.  Further it states that simplifying and streamlining the data center is a significant step that every service provider should implement to deliver services in a rapid and economical manner.

Offering IaaS and cloud computing services has the potential to generate new and better revenue streams than traditional data center services. IaaS can help service providers to augment delivery of new services while improving level of competitiveness with breakthrough application performance capabilities and unmatched security.

A few of the IaaS services offer that are incessantly benefiting both service providers and customers are:

Compute as a service: In this IaaS offer, service provider uses virtualization technology to achieve economies of scale and uses industry leading service level agreements (SLAs). Further, resources are instantly provisioned to cater to the enterprise needs through orchestration automation.

Development and Testing Platform: Strict SLAs allow cloud service providers to support business-critical development programs. Virtualization technology helps in reducing service delivery outlays.

Disaster Recovery: Disaster recovery help businesses to stay focused allowing them to quickly recover and restore their services in the event of disasters.

Therefore, it can be stated that IaaS allows service providers to improve the level of service they offer to the businesses of all shape and sizes, and boost revenue generation.