IaaS: Renting on-demand technology

Infrastructure-as-a-service finds its niche in specific use cases

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Putting your faith in the cloud  can be a risky endeavor. A survey from earlier this year showed that of 600 large companies, only 27% were using public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service.

While that may be up from 10% a year ago, it still shows the hesitancy to hand over the keys to the car when it comes to network infrastructure.

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At the moment, public IaaS is primarily used for special use cases, such as:

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