Infrastructure as a Service abbreviated as IaaS is a model of cloud computing that has its significance resembling to the other two models including Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) in the modern day business. In an IaaS, a business outsources the responsibility of managing and running IT resources like hardware, servers, storage and networking components to a third-party provider and the business owner pays for services on a ‘per-user’ basis. This service model of cloud computing is featured with:
- Dynamic scaling
- Internet connectivity
- Desktop virtualization
- Adoption of stringent policies to deliver services
- Automation of organizational tasks
- Billing model and utility computing services.
There is a revelation that Infrastructure as a Service acts as a panacea for those organizations that encounter troubles in organizing crucial IT infrastructure. This service model of cloud computing indeed streamlines the IT operations of an organization without increasing in IT expenditures.