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Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is a highly automated offering where compute resources, complemented by storage and networking capabilities, are offered to the customer on-demand. Gartner's Cloud IaaS research includes guidance on sourcing, architecture, best practices, hybrid cloud, security and risk management, and regional market evolution.
Gartner's body of recent research on cloud IaaS includes guidance on sourcing, architecture, best practices, hybrid cloud, security and risk management, and regional market evolution.
VP and Gartner Fellow David Mitchell Smith explains how IT organizations can benefit from sourcing infrastructure services from multiple places.
INFRASTRUCTURE AS A SERVICE AND CLOUD COMPUTING RESEARCH
Buying Cloud IaaS
19 March 2012
"Cloudwashing" has created confusion in the markets for hosting and cloud infrastructure as a service. Businesses need to understand the delivery models and how they are priced, to choose what's right for their needs.
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