Enterprises today are considering the benefits of IaaS vs. PaaS solutions as they migrate more workloads to the cloud. Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions provide more flexibility and control over cloud infrastructure but are more complex to manage and optimize. Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions provide the tools and infrastructure needed to accelerate deployment, but security, integration and vendor lock-in are issues.
For IT teams, the pros and cons of IaaS vs. PaaS technologies are dwarfed by an even larger concern – how to efficiently manage a diverse set of Cloud-as-a-Service offerings without a common set of tools or infrastructure. That’s why, when choosing solutions to manage workloads in IaaS and PaaS offerings, more enterprises today turn to Dell Technologies.
Cloud architecture has evolved rapidly in a short period time. Where there used to be one cloud, there are now multiple clouds and a seemingly endless variety of cloud services. This diversity enables IT teams to adopt multiple cloud resources and to run workloads on the infrastructure or service that will deliver the highest performance and lowest costs.
In addition to a choice between public, private and edge cloud resources, enterprises can choose between several types of cloud computing services that fall into IaaS, PaaS or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) categories.
Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions provide servers, networking, storage, operating systems and other resources needed to run workloads. Infrastructure is made available through virtualization technology and can be consumed on a pay-as-you-go basis. Benefits of IaaS solutions include
Platform-as-a-Service solutions provide cloud-based environments for developing, testing, running and managing web-based and cloud-based applications. Enterprises get a state-of-the-art development environment without the complexity of buying, building or managing the underlying infrastructure. Benefits of PaaS solutions include:
The choice of IaaS vs. PaaS depends a great deal on the needs of specific workloads, and many organizations adopt both IaaS as well as PaaS and SaaS solutions. As a result, IT teams are forced to juggle a growing number of cloud resources that are increasing in complexity. Each platform requires a different skill set and offers a different management framework, adding significant cost and requiring more staff resources. And the difficulty of migrating workloads between IaaS and PaaS platforms or between public, private and edge cloud infrastructure can threaten productivity and limit innovation.
What’s needed is a hybrid cloud architecture with a consistent management framework that cuts through the complexity to provide a simple set of tools to manage all cloud resources. That’s where Dell Technologies can help.
Dell Technologies Cloud is a set of cloud infrastructure solutions that delivers a consistent operating model and simplified management across public clouds, private clouds and edge locations. With Dell Technologies Cloud, IT teams get a single operational hub for managing multi-cloud architecture and cloud services like IaaS and PaaS.
Dell Technologies Cloud includes:
When managing hybrid cloud architecture and IaaS or PaaS services with Dell Technologies Cloud, IT teams can:
Dell Technologies provides a simplified and consistent approach to cloud solutions that are tailored specifically to the organization.
What is IaaS vs. PaaS?
IaaS, or Infrastructure-as-a-Service, provides on-demand access to IT infrastructure including compute, storage, networks and other resources required to run workloads. Businesses can provision and release IaaS resources quickly and easily as needed, paying for only the resources they consume.
PaaS, or Platform-as-a-Service, provides an on-demand environment where software teams can develop, test, run and manage applications. Like IaaS solutions, development teams pay only for the PaaS resources they use.
What are the benefits of IaaS vs. PaaS?
IaaS and PaaS solutions both enable organizations to be more agile by accessing highly scalable resources they need to meet demand. Both IaaS and PaaS offerings enable IT teams to provision only the resources they require, and to avoid the cost of procuring, deploying, managing and upgrading on-premises infrastructure. IaaS solutions offer the most flexible cloud computing model, while PaaS solutions provide services that are focused specifically on application development.
Dell Technologies Cloud enables consistent cloud management across all major public, private and hybrid clouds with a single vendor experience.
Dell Technologies Data Center-as-a-Service (DCaaS) provides the speed and flexibility of public cloud with the security and control of a private cloud.
Dell Technologies Cloud Platform (DTCP) powers the industry's fastest hybrid cloud deployment with full integration with VMware Cloud Foundation.