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5 Major benefits of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

JULY 01, 2019 07:46 AM

In the recent years, more and more businesses have been adopting cloud technology services. Investments in cloud technology are growing every year. CFOs can gain maximum ROI by investing in Cloud technology. Among the various cloud service deliver models, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is one that has completely changed the dynamics of IT business operations and budgeting.

Benefits of IaaS

It is known to offer many benefits to the user like:

1. Low cost of operations

The first and foremost and the most sought-after benefit of opting IaaS model is its low-cost pricing model, where customers pay only for what is used. The organizations do not have to take care of maintaining hardware or replacing old equipment or maintain the networking equipment. IaaS makes sure that the organizations can avail of excess computing capacity at a click of a button whenever there is a spike in demand and terminate it when not needed. IaaS also has the benefit of pay-as-you-go, i.e. the organizations pay only for the capacity that is needed for the current time. Pricing models are very attractive where more cost savings are offered for buying extra reserved capacity in advance.

2. Disaster recovery

The objective of disaster recovery (DR) planning is to minimize RTO (Recovery Time Objective), RPO (Recovery Point Objective), cost, and latency by considering system constraints such as CPU, network, and storage requirements. Dedicates DR model can result in quick response and speedy recovery. However, it comes with a higher cost. Cloud disaster recovery model is low on cost and provides better recovery as compared to a traditional cold off-site backup.

Depending on the critical nature of the data, businesses need an either hot, cold, or warm DR site which allow services to be restored within the designated RTO window for its business application. Data replication between the primary and DR site should ensure that all RPO objectives are met. Backup strategy must satisfy the RPO requirements along with any data retention policies. Incremental snapshots method can be used on critical storage volumes to ensure that RPO objectives are met periodically. Warm DR sites are comparatively slow in recovery however they provide better cost benefits. Cold DR site are the least expensive, however RTO and RPO are much longer.

3. Scalability

One of the major benefits of IaaS is that it can be scaled up and down flexibly according to the requirement of the business. IaaS offers better, powerful, and latest storage, networking technology, and servers on demand. Businesses can address peak in the online traffic instantly by launching additional resources. This also results in better customer engagement and satisfaction. Businesses can respond in a better way to any requirements, opportunities, and developments.

4. Focus

The business owners are always grappled in spending time, energy, and money on making tech related decisions and hiring staff for maintaining and managing the IT infrastructure. The IaaS cloud offering enables business owners to focus more on other most important aspects related to their core business rather than IT infrastructure. In turn it helps in businesses long term growth. IaaS can make the organizations become efficient with the IT infrastructure.

5. Agility

Today's businesses face cut-throat competition. To survive in this highly competitive space, businesses must be able to make quick decisions. Businesses must be able to test prototypes quickly and at lower cost. Cloud IaaS offers many benefits like scalability and flexibility, that enables businesses to focus more on the core business tasks, innovation and streamline the business growth.

SMACT Works is a technology-focused systems integrator and IT/ERP consulting firm. We deliver end-to-end consulting, managed, and implementation services for Oracle Cloud Applications, IaaS & PaaS, On-Premise PeopleSoft & EBS Applications. Headquartered in Dublin, OH, we have a global presence with North America and Asia offices. We are an Oracle Gold Partner Cloud Standard, ISO 9001, and 27001 certified delivery organization serving customers with Excellence and Integrity.