Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Agreement
Why you need an Infrastructure as a Service Agreement
The migration to the cloud is an amazing opportunity for businesses to do away with on-site servers and rid themselves of the financial and maintenance burdens that come with providing on-site servers and data storage. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and hosting cloud-based servers require a tailored agreement to outline costs, details and infrastructure requirements for the client and provider.
What is an Infrastructure as a Service Agreement?
Think of an IaaS agreement as an agreement you would sign if you were to rent a storage unit. The agreement must set out the terms for both parties including storage limits, access, security, termination and payment, and who is responsible for any faults and outages that could result in loss of business and loss of company data.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What resources are provided by infrastructure as a service?
A: IaaS resources primarily comprise of three main resources – servers and storage (where data and information is held), networking firewalls / security (put in place to protect the data and information) & data centres/buildings (physical buildings where data servers are stored).
This differs from PaaS which typically comprises of these three as well as operating systems and software/development tools (what tools the platforms offers, such as analytics or others USPs). SaaS offers all of these as well as hosted applications.
Q: What are some infrastructure as a service example suppliers?
A: examples of IaaS suppliers are Google Compute Engine, Microsoft Azure IaaS and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).
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