In a detailed analysis and forecast for the period of 2015 to 2022, it is reported that the global IaaS market was valued at US$ 15.66 billion in 2014 and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 22.1% from 2015 to 2022. The report provides in-depth analysis of the IaaS market which is one of the fastest growing cloud computing technologies along with platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS). IaaS adoption is rising tremendously as the enterprises are continuously looking forward to the third-parties for managing costs related to data center infrastructure.
I put my emphasis on the above mentioned report because ..
..this shows that the hype about IaaS and startups being a perfect match is just not a line drawn in air. In the uber-competitive business world, time is money. The cloud and startups are a natural fit because the cloud enables nascent enterprises to get up and running faster, with lower up-front expenses and greater flexibility. All of these factors enable startups to battle toe to toe with established IT companies, as well as other startups.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the era of Infrastructure as a Service – technology that will allow the business owners and corporations to concentrate on their business while fulfilling all their IT needs. Popular players like Amazon Web Service, Microsoft, and Google etc. are already in the market with their own cloud offering in IaaS space. Not to forget some very promising new names also making their marks, like Xarix.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and the cloud are the current leaders in the realm of IT. In the world of modern computing, you cannot escape that particular fate. And with every passing day, mobile computing continues to dominate the market in ways no other platform can challenge. Along with the exponential growth in mobility, IaaS and the cloud will continue to rise and expand, far beyond what anyone expected.
“First and foremost, startups that offer software or online services have to prove their business model works in the cloud before they are likely to get any venture capital funding these days,” said James Staten, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research. “That means their business starts in the cloud.”
Cloud computing in many ways allows startups to compete with bigger more established companies, it gives them a level playing field in terms of IT infrastructure and gets them up and running in a fraction of the time that it would take a traditional brick and mortar business.
Well with this, the main muddle that surfaces is… ‘How to migrate from your existing on premise infrastructure to cloud?’ Following the basic theory- “Every problem has a solution” I would like to mention a few panaceas, the early movers in this part of the IaaS technology, who will ensure a seamless migration to cloud and transfer your existing in-flight workload as is.
Our Partner Company…ATADATA is one of the leading names.
So forget the talk that the cloud is coming. For companies and consumers alike, it’s here. Be careful that there’s still a lot of confusion over what the cloud means. Increasingly, though, it’s becoming a more clearly defined business, and the companies that are taking advantage of that are starting to be noticed by investors.