Infrastructure as a Service

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud offerings have been flirting with commoditization over the past several years. IaaS behemoths can drop prices to kill competition, but as customer cloud strategies mature, pricing isn’t the only way to select an IaaS provider. In fact, the low-cost, bare-bones IaaS cloud offerings of the mega-providers usually don’t offer educational institutions – especially small and midsize schools and school districts — the professional services they need. More nimble IaaS providers, which cater to the up-and-comers, are differentiating themselves from their larger competitors by providing value-added services, giving institutions the option of selecting those services that best fit their IT cloud server hosting needs.

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