IBM cloud infrastructure as a service offers users an exciting new way to become compliant with the IoT technology fast gaining ground in the ICT world. A cursory look into the ICT market shows that there is a paradigm shift in technology. The discerning or the penetrating observer would easily appreciate that the ICT world is going through another phase of technology transition. Gradually, the emphasis is shifting to server based systems where devices are designed to run on virtual operating systems that rely on a remote server. The fourth generation computer run on blue chip technology and has storage systems that are limited. There are inherent disadvantages with this system. For example the processing and storage limits of processors and storage units means that whenever a user has to perform computing tasks beyond the capacity of the system, those components would have to be replaced by those of higher capacity. A practical example is to play some games, there is a minimum processing capacity your PC’s processor must have; another is that some heavy graphics designs and apps cannot be stored in a low-capacity storage unit. If your system doesn’t meet the minimum capacity requirement to carry out these tasks, you will have to replace the processing and storage components.
IBM cloud infrastructure as a service overcomes all of these shortcomings. Your PC runs on software that is cloud based. With this you get values of an automatic service upgrade at no cost and ancillary services including firewalls for data security, load balancers and VM disk image library. For enjoying these services, you would be charged on a pay as you use basis. This is a more economic option compared to the billing structure of many other technologies in the ICT world where payment is made up-front. An up-front payment implies that computer users pay before enjoying the service of an ICT device or service. This is exploitive in a way as computer users may not get the value of the service they have paid for or could have paid in excess for the utility gotten from the use of a technology. With the cloud infrastructure service’s pay as you use billing system, there is no room for exploitation. Computer users pay for services as they enjoy it; if they are dissatisfied, they have the option to opt out of the service without incurring any extra cost. This customer friendly approach to billing and the due attention 3rd party cloud operators like IBM pay to operating ease and simplicity are the growth drivers for the technology that allows them deploy the internet more efficiently for their computing needs at a cheaper cost. Computer users are always constantly looking for easy to operate IT solutions. A business that invests in cloud infrastructure for example doesn’t need to invest heavily in IT infrastructure and staffing; the intelligence, efficiency, multi-tasking nature and broad application of the cloud technology considerably lowers or eliminates these cost elements in an organization’s IT budget
IBM cloud infrastructure as a service has huge growth potentials as its application in the world of marketing, business and finance grows. Besides these areas, disaster recovery is one critical function that has become the unique selling point for cloud infrastructure service.