Infrastructure-as-a-Service, or IaaS, is not a new concept.
Introduced in 2012 by Oracle, Iaas is defined as a cloud computing service model by which computing resources are hosted in public, private, or hybrid clouds. IaaS provides consumers of cloud and network services with high-level APIs embedded in an underlying network, cloud, and data center infrastructure including backup, data partitioning, scaling, security, physical computing resources, and more.
IaaS has taken off thanks to obvious advantages: pools of hypervisors within a cloud operational system can support large numbers of virtual machines and, importantly, can scale services up and down according to customers’ varying requirements without the customer – whether a Managed Service Provider or enterprise – having to buy, build, own, maintain, and evolve physical and software assets.
IaaS-cloud providers include hyperscalers like Microsoft and AWS, which supply these resources on-demand from large “wholesale” pools of equipment installed in data centers. For wide-area connectivity, end customers can use either the public Internet or software-defined cloud telco solutions (including dedicated virtual private networks, or VPNs). Cloud providers mainly bill IaaS services on a utility computing basis: cost reflects the number of resources allocated and consumed.
Recently, Gartner Reported Stunning Growth Figures for IaaS
The worldwide infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market grew 41.4 percent in 2021, to total $90.9 billion, up from $64.3 billion in 2020, according to a June 2022 Gartner report. Amazon retained the No. 1 position in the IaaS market in 2021, followed by Microsoft, Alibaba, Google, and Huawei.
“The IaaS market continues to grow unabated as cloud-native becomes the primary architecture for modern workloads,” said Sid Nag, VP analyst at Gartner. “Cloud supports the scalability and composability that advanced technologies and applications require, while also enabling enterprises to address emerging needs such as sovereignty, data integration, and enhanced customer experience.”
MSPs are becoming increasingly valuable to their small and medium enterprise customers by delivering IaaS, powered by the platforms they choose as the best fit for their customers.
Enter the Pax8 Marketplace and PSA Platform
Pax8 has pioneered the MSP platform space by bringing together experts with MSP and other IT backgrounds and collaborating with them to understand where they need help. Pax8 offers robust infrastructure solutions and supports MSPs in choosing solutions for their end users that enable them to move from on-premises to the cloud. And professional services from Pax8 support MSPs in migrating to infrastructure solutions, including Pax8 Academy courses and Azure and AWS Demystification sessions that can help MSPs grow their business and increase sales.
By leveraging Pax8, MSPs can quote, order, bill, and provision cloud products in one place, with one monthly bill, streamlined management, multitenant insights, and tools designed to help them win deals. This adds ease and optimizes the cloud transition process, allowing small and medium enterprises to realize the true benefits of the cloud – including the very foundation for digital transformation – IaaS.
Schedule a call to learn more about the infrastructure at the Pax8 Marketplace as well as Demystification sessions that offer step-by-step insights to purchasing infrastructure cloud services through Pax8.