What Is IaaS?

What Is IaaS?

 By Charles Joseph | Cybersecurity Advocate
 Last update: November 25, 2023

IaaS stands for Infrastructure-as-a-Service. It is a cloud computing model in which an organization outsources the management of its infrastructure to a third-party provider. The provider manages the organization’s servers, storage, networking, and other IT resources in a remote data center. IaaS enables organizations to focus on their core business functions while leaving the management of their infrastructure to the provider.

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Key Points

  • IaaS is a cloud computing model that provides users access to a virtualized computing environment.
  • IaaS allows users to scale their computing resources up or down as needed, making it a flexible and cost-effective option for businesses of all sizes.
  • IaaS providers offer various services, including storage, networking, and security, which can be customized to meet the needs of each business.
  • IaaS is an increasingly popular option for businesses looking to take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing.
"Amateurs hack systems, professionals hack people."
-- Bruce Schneier, a renown computer security professional