Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is growing faster than any other segment of the cloud services market — outpacing both SaaS and PaaS, and Gartner predicts that growth will continue for at least the next 5 years. By 2020, worldwide IaaS revenue is expected to exceed $72 billion.

Defining IaaS

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is a form of cloud computing that provides virtualized computing resources over the internet.

In the IaaS model, cloud providers host the infrastructure components traditionally residing in an on-premises data center, including servers, storage, and networking hardware, as well as the virtualization layer, allowing users to scale quickly to meet demand.

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Benefits of IaaS

IaaS presents opportunities for value-added resellers (VARs), independent software vendors (ISVs), and managed service providers (MSPs). Ingram Micro Cloud helps partners monetize IaaS and bring its benefits to their customers.

Time and cost efficient

Time and cost efficient

IaaS appeals to many organizations because it is often quicker and more cost-efficient than having to buy, manage, and support the underlying infrastructure.

Convenience with low TCO

Convenience with low TCO

Instead of having to purchase, provision and implement the hardware outright, users can purchase IaaS based on their use of the cloud service.

Differentiate and expand

Differentiate and expand

Incorporating robust IaaS platforms in your offerings helps differentiate your firm, expand into new marketspaces, and increase your revenue.