Cloud computing remains one of the most impactful technology innovations of the last decade. Companies of all sizes take advantage of Cloud-based providers for applications, data, and even technical infrastructure services. As a result, these organizations can focus on their business and save money, all while improving their overall productivity.
The latest trend in Cloud-based services is Everything-as-a-Service (EaaS), where a company migrates its entire technical infrastructure to a provider like AWS or Microsoft Azure. Still, some organizations might not be ready to outsource everything, like financial companies with specific privacy concerns. What follows is a high-level overview of EaaS to see if it makes strategic sense for your organization.
EaaS Aims to Solve the Increasing Complexity of Cloud-Based Services
Over the last decade, businesses took advantage of the first Cloud-based services, like Software-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service. As Cloud providers abstracted these offerings into private and hybrid clouds, many organizations had little problem adopting these new service models. Still, the overall complexity in managing these hybrid infrastructures increased similarly as with on-premise data centers.
EaaS leverages recent tech innovations like automation and virtualized containers to provide additional efficiencies. It enables companies to manage their entire technical infrastructure using only a web portal. This approach is adaptable to a variety of Cloud-based models, including hybrid architectures, such as those using Azure Stack.
Cloud-based IT Infrastructure Powered by AI
In addition to automation and virtualization, these nascent EaaS providers are increasingly adding AI-powered management functionality to help companies wrangle their new Cloud-based IT infrastructure. This is a big selling point for these providers trying to get businesses to use their services.
Connectivity Matters When Relying on the Cloud
Any company embracing an EaaS approach needs to ensure their networking connectivity can handle an “always-on” requirement. Because of this, EaaS vendors typically include software-defined networking – known as SD-WAN – as part of their overall architecture. SD-WAN makes it easier for network engineers to monitor and manage the entire network using a web portal, just like the EaaS infrastructure. Similarly, some vendors also provide Cloud-based services to perform this management.
In the end, EaaS makes it easier for companies to reap the benefits of the Cloud. Any business needs to consider adopting this approach for their IT infrastructure or risk being left behind by their competition.
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