Author : HASSAN MD TAREQ | Updated : 2020/10/02

What is infrastructure as a service?

  • Commonly referred to as simply “IaaS”
  • IaaS is a type of cloud computing that provides:
    • virtualized computing resources over the internet
    • fundamental compute, network, and storage resources to consumers on-demand, over the internet
    • virtualized computing resources to the user through the internet
  • IaaS is a cloud computing service where enterprises rent or lease servers for compute and storage in the cloud
  • IaaS is made up of a collection of physical and virtualized resources that provide consumers with the basic building blocks needed to run applications and workloads in the cloud
  • IaaS helps the users to avoid the cost and complexity of purchasing and managing their own physical servers

Note: In computing, infrastructure refers to the computers and servers that run code and store data, and the wires and appliances that make connections between those machines

Azure IaaS

Azure IaaS

IaaS in Azure:

  • Azure Compute (Virtual machines)
  • Azure Storage

Usage scenarios

  • Test and development
  • Storage and backup
  • High Performance Computing
  • Big data analysis