|Long description||Service built to provide you with a blueprint of your potential turn-key solution depending on your objectives.|
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is an instant computing infrastructure, provisioned and managed over the Internet. It allows you to quickly scale up and down with demand and pay only for what you use. With IaaS you can avoid the expense and complexity of buying and managing your own physical servers and other data center infrastructure. The nature of the IaaS is that each resource is offered as a separate service component, and you only need to rent a particular one for as long as you need it. The cloud computing service provider manages the infrastructure, while you purchase, install, configure, and manage your own software—operating systems, middleware, and applications.
As a result, you are getting the following benefits:
Elimination of capital expense and reduction in ongoing cost: IaaS sidesteps the upfront expense of setting up and managing an on-site data center, making it an economical option.
Improved business continuity and disaster recovery: Achieving high availability, business continuity, and disaster recovery is expensive since it requires a significant amount of technology and staff. But with the right service level agreement (SLA) in place, IaaS can reduce this cost and access applications and data as usual during a disaster or outage.
Rapid Innovation: As soon as you have decided to launch a new product or initiative, the necessary computing infrastructure can be ready in minutes or hours, rather than the days or weeks—and sometimes months—it could take to set up internally.
Respond quicker to shifting business conditions: IaaS enables you to quickly scale up resources to accommodate spikes in demand for your application— during the holidays, for example—then scale resources back down again when activity decreases to save money.
Focus on core business: IaaS frees up your team to focus on your organization’s core business rather than on IT infrastructure.
Increase stability, reliability, and supportability: With IaaS there is no need to maintain and upgrade software and hardware or troubleshoot equipment problems. With the appropriate agreement in place, the service provider assures that your infrastructure is reliable and meets SLAs.
Best in class security: With the appropriate service agreement, a cloud service provider can provide security for your applications and data that may be better than what you can attain in-house.
Get apps to users faster: You do not need to set up the infrastructure before you develop and deliver apps, you can get them to users faster with IaaS.
IT Partner responsibilities #
- Review your current IT Infrastructure.
- Analyse the resources in terms of efficiency.
- Define the scope of the MVP.
- Provide the report with identified inefficiencies between your current environment and the benefits you get using IaaS.
- Provide a detailed IaaS deployment plan (PoC).
- Provide an MVP of the IaaS instance based on defined requirements.
Client responsibilities #
- Provide a dedicated point of contact responsible for working with IT Partner.
- Provide temporary access to the existing environment/IT Infrastructure.
Additional cost items not provided by the project #
Azure services configuration and resources allocation.
Upon completion of the project, we will provide a project closeout report. This document will indicate the final project status, including evidence of matching acceptance criteria, outstanding issues, if any, and the final budget. If you require more extensive documentation, it can be provided for an additional fee.
- Kickoff meeting.
- Gather required information for implementation.
- Discuss findings and action items.
- Share a deployment plan.
- Share temporary Azure infrastructure access.
- Test work and solutions.
- Follow-up / closure conversations.
- Remove the test environment or further use for work.
Success criteria #
- MVP IaaS environment has been delivered.
- The IaaS deployment plan has been provided.