Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is a method of delivering computer infrastructure as a hosted service.
These are just some of the benefits:
No Infrastructure Requirement – you no longer need to invest in your own expensive infrastructure. All large initial investments in hardware, licenses, maintenance and upgrades are all managed by virtualDCS. No local infrastructure means; no headache of upgrading aging technology and a complete protection from unforeseen unbudgeted expense spikes.
Cost-effective Scaleability - the pay as you go model of IaaS, gives you the freedom to adapt to the changing usage of your business. Only pay for as much as you need today without having to overspend for future-proofing. Our hosting platform is infinitely scalable so all the future-proofing you’ll ever need will be available to you when you require it. Infrastructure delivered as a service provides all of this scalability but without requiring you to plan for it.
Patching & Upgrades with No Downtime – by using cloning technology, we can produce an identical copy of the live environment which can be used for patch and upgrade testing. Once acceptance testing has been approved on the cloned environment, it can be used to replace the live environment. This enables you to keep a copy of the previous live version in case a rollback is required.
High Availability – all your servers will benefit from the high availability and fault tolerant technologies which we use in our hosting platform. We will ensure that your servers are always available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Licensing – using the Microsoft Service Provider Licence Agreement (SPLA) , licences are paid for on a per user per month basis without the need for up front commitment. If your user population grows or shrinks, the costs will change monthly to reflect this. Licences are also provided as per server (licence for the number of servers regardless of your user population) or per user (licence for your user population, regardless of the number of servers).
Backups – using our backup service we will ensure your systems are backed up to tape following your required backup strategy. Your data will be backed up to your own dedicated tapes, and once a month, we will perform a test restore to ensure the validity of your backup process. If your application requires more than a daily backup to tape, our optional continuous replication service (with snapshots) may better meet your needs. We can provide flexible backup solutions to meet your requirements.
Revenue not Capital– now you can free up your capital to be used where you need it most. IaaS service payments are usually a revenue based item.
24×7x365 – move your computing platform to an environment that’s monitored and managed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
IaaS is Green! – Because IaaS is delivered from a hosted virtual platform, there is no requirement for dozens of energy hungry servers; the energy saving and reduction in carbon emissions can be huge.
Security - the virtualDCS hosting platform has been built following industry security best practice, and an audited design. Following ISO27001 security procedures, our platform provides a secure environment for your applications and data.
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virtualDCS are a UK company providing uniquely managed hosting platform services. We provide Managed Business Continuity Services, Software as a Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), all with unique benefits.