IT as a service

What advantages does the “IT as a service” model offer?

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IT is information technology. In everyday life it has to do with the computers within a company and the data that circulates through these devices. It is linked to the hardware and software that work in an organization.

In addition to the PCs used by employees, companies may have a server. The company’s software and files reside on these computers, which are capable of handling requests and returning appropriate responses.

Within the software they are included from the operating system, such as Windows, to the different programs and applications. On the other hand, organizations have gadgets like printers and scanners, which are also part of their hardware resources.

IT as a service or “ITaaS” may well come into play here. In a few words, this consumption model allows to improve the productivity of a company from the more efficient management that a third party can contribute to its IT field.

Advantages of the IT model as a service

The IT as a service model enables a series of processes that directly benefit business operations, customers, employees and the IT sector itself. The staff in this area, for example, have more support to implement solutions.

In this way, ITaaS represents a superior alternative to the on-premises model, the traditional proposal that develops a solely on-site approach to the organization’s hardware and software.

When the advantages of the IT as a service model are added to this local infrastructure approach, it is called a hybrid model. To understand this combination, the particularities of cloud services must be considered.

Benefits of hybrid models

In recent years, the cloud solution has been consolidated. Among other advances, this technology freed companies from the need to maintain a server within their facilities. By adopting it, they were able to move their information to a data center located elsewhere.

However, certain businesses can still benefit from an on-premises system, because this kind of model allows for a more focused configuration of resources, as well as greater control and security over workloads.

By virtue of this, more and more organizations choose to maintain these advantages and add all the benefits of cloud services, such as the flexibility derived from payment for use and in installments, or the opportunity to scale at any time.

At the same time, hybrid models free companies from the difficulties associated with the rapid progress of computer tools, such as the risk of acquiring equipment that may become obsolete, or the possibility of overinvesting due to lack of knowledge about this type of device.

On-premises pay-per-use options

In the country, it is possible to access state-of-the-art technology through the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) GreenLake service, an on-premises pay-per-use model provided by its strategic partner in Argentina, the technology company DataCloud.

About this option, the CEO of DataCloud Diego Malaspina comments that “it represents a comprehensive response for SMEs that seek to optimize their businesses, because through HPE they can incorporate high-tech equipment, without wasting time on issues such as maintenance or updates .”

Hybrid models open up a range of possibilities in all aspects related to savings and contracting through elastic proposals, closely linked to the volume of use and the performance of the company, whether it is constantly growing or requires a change of scale during its development.

Another of the strengths of this combination arises from the quality of care that providers can provide as it is a service, in clear contrast to the isolated acquisition of equipment, in case it is out of warranty.

” When looking for a digital solution for business, it is always a good idea to pay attention to the type of continuity that is going to be given to it,” warns Malaspina.

And in this sense, the CEO of DataCloud concludes: “It is important to achieve a robust link between the provider and the client’s IT department, with permanent contact to deal with everything from daily processes to any type of eventuality.”

Rachel Maga
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life's biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.