Infrastructure is critical for any business looking to transform their business in the cloud. Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions like computing, storage, and on-demand desktop resources offer scalability and cost savings unseen with traditional on-premise solutions.
The market for IaaS is growing with worldwide spending expected to grow 32.8% this year according to research firm Gartner. IaaS growth is predicted to be especially strong in Europe, with an expected compound annual growth rate of 40% in the same timeframe.
Ingram Micro channel partners can educate their customers with a variety of IaaS solutions. In today’s blog post, we’ll take a look at available IaaS products and the value propositions channel partners can share as they help their customers move to the cloud.
Solution 1: Storage
Storage infrastructure is the hardware and software components needed to store files and content in the cloud. This solution is powerful because it enables businesses to only pay for the storage they use and allows for accessibility anywhere, anytime. Businesses leveraging storage solutions also offload storage maintenance to a service provider, reducing their risk to data loss in case of a natural disaster or human error.
Solution 2: Backup and Disaster Recovery
It’s common knowledge that data loss can cripple, if not permanently damage the viability of a business. Having a backup and disaster recovery solution is helpful for businesses looking to mitigate harm caused by incidents like natural disasters and human errors. Leading backup and disaster recovery vendors such as Acronis and Axcient give businesses the insurance policy they need to recover their data without too much problem.
Solution 3: Virtualization
Businesses with intensive software workloads can look to virtualization as a scalable and low-cost infrastructure solution. Virtualizing applications enables end users to bypass hardware limitations, save energy, and increase uptime while also extending the life of legacy applications without having to spend the money to upgrade to a new system. Recent advances in container virtualization technology allow end users to run any application within a virtual environment regardless of operating system.
Want to learn more?
Ingram Micro has several virtualization solutions you can explore on the Cloud Marketplace. Whether your customers are seeking data backup or require a virtualization platform to run a variety of applications, we have the solution for them. Check it out at www.ingrammicrocloud.com.