Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service vs. Traditional On-Premise

Building your own IT infrastructure is one of the biggest capital outlays your business will make. Creating a data center, buying servers, installing a reliable network, monitoring, and maintenance all need to be planned and budgeted. It’s a significant expense for any business, but for startups and small to mid-sized businesses, it can be a very major part of your budget.

Fortunately, with the advent and rapid growth of cloud computing, you can now get your infrastructure from the cloud. Known as “Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS),” you can source and deploy all of your IT infrastructure needs virtually. Even better, because IaaS pricing depends on how much you use, you can get much better control of your costs by scaling your infrastructure up or down as needed.

What Infrastructure-as-a-Service Does

Essentially, IaaS gives you and your team complete access to a wide range of “virtual computer services” over the internet. All the hardware, software, storage, servers, and other IT Infrastructure components live in a remote, resilient, secure datacenter. Onepath’s IaaS solutions provide:

  • SSAE 16, ISO 27001 and PCI compliant platforms.
  • Flexible pricing models based on CPU, RAM, disk storage, network, and bandwidth.
  • Cisco/NetApp FlexPod infrastructure, and scalable VM sizing – start small and add resources as needed.
  • State-of-the-art high performance storage.
  • Highly available and redundant infrastructure.
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Benefits of Infrastructure-as-a-Service

On demand pricing

With IaaS, you only pay for what you use. It’s a metered approach, so if you don’t use much bandwidth, storage space, or CPU cycles, your costs will reflect that. As your business expands and scales, you can increase your infrastructure as your budget grows. There’s no large, up-front capital expense.

Enhanced security and backup

Your virtual infrastructure is housed in secure, resilient, high-availability datacenters, so it will always be available when you need it.

Easily create new capabilities

Spinning up new environments and servers is fast and easy. If you want a new production, testing, or development environment, you can get one up and running in just a few minutes. Dedicated servers, databases, and other functionality are also available with just a few keystrokes.

Complete scalability

Because virtual IT infrastructure is so flexible, you can scale it up and down. Increase it for getting that new IT project out the door, reduce it again once you’ve delivered.


Our Approach as Your IaaS Partner

Expertise, tools, technology, and capability to get you up and running on IaaS quickly.

Full accountability, “no excuses” approach.

With you every step of the way, from concept through to completion.


Client Stories

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