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Overview Edit

infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is

one type of cloud computing in which a vendor offers various infrastructure components such as hardware, storage, and other fundamental computing resources.[1]
[t]he capability provided to the cloud service customer is to provision processing, storage, networks, and other fundamental ]computing resources where the cloud service customer is able to deploy and run arbitrary software, which can include operating systems and [application]]s. The cloud service customer does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure but has control over operating systems, storage, and deployed applications; and possibly limited control of select networking components (e.g., host firewalls).[2]

Key components Edit

Implementation of IaaS typically includes the following layered components:

Key characteristics Edit

The key characteristics of IaaS include:

References Edit

  1. Information Technology Reform: Progress Made; More Needs to Be Done to Complete Actions and Measure Results, at 5 n.b.
  2. Cloud Service Level Agreement Standardisation Guidelines, at 13.

See also Edit

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