INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGED SERVICES

Infrastructure as a Service

Gain flexibility and control over your IT resources in a cost-effective manner.

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Infrastructure as a Service

Benefits

Our approach

CBTS solutions

Partnerships

Case studies

Scale your compute capacity while reducing CapEx.

Traditionally, businesses acquire and manage their computing environment within a physical on-site data center. However, this approach often demands a substantial investment to handle growth, peak workloads, disparate tools, and more.

By investing in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) businesses can instead request and configure only the resources needed to run applications and IT systems. They remain in control of deployment, maintenance, and support for their applications, while the IaaS provider is responsible for maintaining the physical infrastructure. IaaS is a flexible business model that provides IT infrastructure with a pay-as-you-go approach.

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As organizations today attempt to strike a balance between IT services on‑premises and moving to the public cloud, a logical middle ground has emerged—the hybrid cloud. When forced into a hybrid architecture, many organizations are managing very different architectures with disparate tools and APIs.

CBTS can help you break through these challenges with a variety of Infrastructure as a Service solutions. We can deliver dedicated cloud services at your edge, colocation facilities, and data center capacity with deep security expertise.

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INFRASTRUCTURE AS A SERVICE (IAAS)

What is Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)?

Infrastructure as a Service allows companies to outsource physical hardware to an offsite provider. Rather than making costly CapEx hardware purchases to stave off obsolescence, clients pay a fixed monthly fee, which moves hardware and IT spending to an OpEx model.

Additionally, companies may choose on-premises services—sometimes referred to as consumption-based IT. Or they may select Platform as a Service (PaaS) to outsource software, licenses, and applications to help manage and replace IT costs.

BENEFITS

Benefits of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Stay focused on daily operations without devoting extreme resources to IT management

Speed

Provision any number of resources within minutes, testing and launching new ideas to market much faster.

Control

Provision, monitor, and manage workloads across your private and public cloud deployments.

Reliability

A highly reliable environment where replacement virtual machines can be rapidly and predictably commissioned.

Cost Benefits

Encourage more efficient IT resource management by only paying for the resources used.

Capacity

Get the capacity you need for your infrastructure to scale quickly to meet your growing needs.

Backup and Recovery

Access to unlimited infrastructure for backup and disaster recovery.

%

of IT decision makers say they currently use cloud-based IaaS to host their workloads.

Cisco

OUR APPROACH

Why CBTS?

CBTS offers multiple managed services options for your technology consumption. Your existing equipment can be located in your data center or in a third party facility. Or, CBTS can provide the infrastructure as a dedicated private cloud, a multi-tenant cloud, or a hybrid cloud that is monitored and managed end-to-end.

CBTS offers expert guidance on the ideal mix of on-premises and cloud infrastructure for your business needs. Our data center proficiency enables us to recommend private, public, and hybrid cloud strategies across multiple platforms. Your organization benefits from our long-standing strategic partnerships, vendor-agnostic approach, and transparent process. Our dedicated 24x7x365 support, staffed with qualified technologists, ensures smooth operations whenever you need assistance.

Assessment services

Review and document current infrastructure and application environments and recommend a roadmap to transform your operations or migration strategy.

Development services

Application development services to implement design and development work specifications created from the application discovery assessment.

Managed migration

Professional services that securely migrate complex environments from one data center or cloud environment to another with as little impact on production as possible and in a secure and protected manner.

Managed support

Ongoing monitoring, maintenance, and management of cloud and on-premises environments, applications, and infrastructure.

 At CBTS, we create IaaS security strategies and implement cloud security technologies to protect your essential infrastructure.

“The most compelling advantage of IaaS is its strong financial incentive. IaaS takes the classic systems infrastructure that an IT department might have managed in the past and offers a pay-on-demand solution without complex implementations and a large overhead.”

– Steve Lankard, Vice President – Infrastructure Solutions, Business Alliances

CBTS SOLUTIONS

CBTS IaaS solutions

Value-added managed services allow you to realize the full potential of your business growth by focusing on your core competencies.

Managed services by CBTS allow you to maximize the value of your environment by unlocking the capabilities required to compete in a digital economy. Give your IT talent time to focus on new technologies to gain a competitive advantage.

CBTS Infrastructure as a Service includes:

  • Design and deployment.
  • Network monitoring and management.
  • Managed infrastructure.
  • Hyper-converged infrastructure
    management.
  • VMware Hypervisor management.
  • Citrix management.
  • AD infrastructure management.
  • Managed database services.
  • Storage management.
  • Full suite of security solutions.

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Infrastructure as a Service: Bringing cloud flexibility and consumption to your data center

PARTNERSHIPS

Industry-leading partnerships

HPE GreenLake
Speed organizational modernization with the HPE GreenLake platform, which brings cloud computing to where your apps and data live, whether it be on-premises, WFH, or mobile device. Request a free 21-day trial to see how to manage costs, maintain continuous compliance, and have visibility across your hybrid environment.

Case studies

The client is a leader in the “fast-casual pizza” business, with $166 million in annual sales and 153 units in seven states. Additionally, this pizza chain operates over 100 “take-and-bake” kiosks in grocery stores and offers products at 18 entertainment and sports venues.

Problem
The company was continuously making improvements to its pizza ordering system to improve and streamline customer experience. With web and mobile options available for pizza ordering, the company wanted to reinforce and enhance its infrastructure to make it even easier to order online.

CBTS solution
CBTS managed services specialists, engineers, and operations professionals collaborated with the client’s IT team to provide the framework to support the company’s initiatives. Within ten days, CBTS provided the following solutions:

  • Web hosting service as part of the CBTS IaaS solution.
  • Internet access at all store locations through VPN tunnels.
  • Infrastructure monitoring and management of firewalls, servers, VDOMs, and VPNs.

Outcome
After launch, the client enjoyed 33% savings on IT services, improved service delivery, and end-to-end services/support. Since deploying the IaaS solution, the client has engaged CBTS for additional services, including a CBTS IP VPN solution for headquarters and franchise store operations, Avaya phone support, and hosted back-office application management.

Aligning hybrid cloud and IaaS with business outcomes

IaaS also saves companies money by shifting spending from a capital costs (CapEx) model to an operating expenses (OpEx) model, allowing for a consumption-based approach to IT resources. Startups and small companies prefer IaaS to avoid spending time and money purchasing and creating hardware and software. Large enterprises may choose to retain complete control over their applications and infrastructure but will use IaaS to lease storage, only paying for what they consume or need. And, growing companies appreciate the scalability of IaaS, allowing them to adapt their hardware and software as necessary to accommodate rapid growth and evolving requirements.

%

of IT professionals believe that any business not investing in IaaS will quickly fall behind peers that are.

Oracle

FAQs

Top 5 questions

What is IaaS?

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) delivers fundamental computing, network, and storage resources to consumers on-demand, over the Internet, and on a pay-as-you-go basis.

What is PaaS?

Platform as a service (PaaS) is a complete development and deployment  environment in the Cloud. You can purchase resources on a pay-as-you-go basis from a provider and access them securely over the Internet.

What are the advantages of IaaS?

By opting for IaaS, businesses can avoid the need to purchase, manage, and support the underlying infrastructure. Instead, they can conveniently rent or lease the required infrastructure from another provider.

What are IaaS use cases?

The most common use cases for IaaS deployments include testing and developing environments, data storage, backup and recovery, web applications, high-performance computing, and data warehousing.

Who should use IaaS?

Startups and small companies choose IaaS to save time and money on hardware and software. Larger companies prioritize control over applications and infrastructure while optimizing resource consumption.

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