The burden on infrastructure is constantly growing. Companies are investing in cloud applications with heavy bandwidth demands and the volume of data being transmitted continues to grow. Many enterprises use a hybrid model – utilizing the cloud for some workloads while others stay on-premises. To mitigate these challenges, many enterprises are investing in IT as a Service (ITaaS).
Keeping up with the required flexibility and speed that cloud solutions demand is a challenge when enterprises are limited to their on-premises data centers. In many cases they are dealing with a complex and heterogeneous range of infrastructure compiled as a result of acquisitions and mergers.
The complications of these types of infrastructure environments only get worse when there are fluctuations in the level of capacity required to support applications and data. In many cases, enterprises accommodate the high end of their storage needs, which then sit idle for most of the year when there’s no seasonal rush, no promotions, and no pop-up shops. There’s little visibility into the infrastructure resources and a lack of scalability.
How Does ITaaS Work? ITaaS is somewhat different from other as-a-service offerings because it is not cloud-based. Rather, it simply indicates that the enterprise is paying for IT services and operations as a managed service. It is provided on a pay-as-you-go subscription.
A provider may offer infrastructure capacity that is paid for in terms of the metered usage, and the enterprise pays only for the services consumed. The enterprise is not responsible for any upfront costs, hardware, implementation, or the frustrations that come with overprovisioning. The infrastructure capacity is completely scalable.
Benefits of ITaaS: Improving workload management, scalability, reducing the load on IT and a greater availability are all advantages of choosing ITaaS:
Infrastructure: Utilizing ITaaS helps enhance efficient and cost-effective infrastructure access. It helps administrators better budget for bandwidth usage as well as the hardware needed to support the network.
Workloads: ITaaS assists with handling cloud bursting and other events that can affect capacity on a short notice.
Availability: It is hard for any enterprise to match the 24/7 monitoring and support that are options with ITaaS providers.
Reducing IT Burden: When ITaaS simplifies management of the environment, IT teams are able to utilize their in-house expertise where they need it. IT team members are able to redirect their skills to help business leaders determine which technology investments will help drive business growth and focus less on maintenance and upgrades.
ITaaS helps enterprises retain their best IT talent by delegating the mundane maintenance and troubleshooting to a managed service provider while tasking in-house employees with higher levels of project management and strategic planning.For more information about ITaaS, contact us at Cory Communications. We can help you strategically outsource the IT functions that make the most sense for your enterprise.