On-premise IT infrastructure „as-a-Service” offering
What are “as a Service” (aaS) models?
This is an approach whereby everything is made available and consumed “as a service.”
This service model is particularly common in cloud computing. Depending on the model, this can be ready-to-operate software (SaaS), a platform (PaaS), or an entire infrastructure (IaaS).
It is also important to choose between private cloud and public cloud. In practice, most companies opt for a hybrid cloud that combines both cloud models. In this case, sensitive data and applications are stored on local server or storage systems, while non-critical data is operated on IT infrastructures in the public cloud.
Regardless of the service and cloud model, the following is true: “as a Service” models offer higher flexibility and fast availability, as the services can be obtained from anywhere via the Internet. Furthermore, it does not require any in-house, technical expertise.
And Fujitsu uSCALE is now bringing these advantages of the cloud to your local data center.Further technical information on aaS
Without knowing it, we often use as-a-service models in everyday life.
An example of this are E-scooters and other mobility solutions.
According to a recent survey, 83% of respondents use E-scooters at most once a month. Buying one yourself would quickly cost several hundred euros. Therefore, the use of E-scooter sharing offers is a worthwhile alternative.
Even with IT infrastructures, it can take a long time before the one-time acquisition costs pay off compared to an as-a-service model. Moreover, such a model also offers many other advantages.
Source: Boston Consulting
Infrastructure as a Service
Desktop as a Service
Platform as a Service
Software as a Service
Examples of aaS models: IaaS and DaaS
The cloud model “Infrastructure as a Service” outsources components such as servers, network switches, storage units, and virtualization solutions to a cloud provider or IaaS provider.
That said, in the aaS model “Desktop as a Service” (DaaS), virtual desktops are provided on every end device. This means your desktop environment is centrally protected, controlled, and unlocked. This greatly reduces expenses for IT administration and provisioning.
When choosing the IaaS provider, make sure that usage-based billing is possible. It’s also very important for there to be a high level of flexibility available via customization options.
Cloud-like flexibility for your data center
Fujitsu uSCALE offers flexible on-premise aaS solutions with monthly and consumption-based billing. This means: You only pay for the resources that you actually use. This allows you to save on your investment costs and enables dynamic growth - with a significantly faster pay-back period.
Fujitsu uSCALE for Workplace also offers all the hardware, software, and services via a monthly subscription model. This makes it possible for you to avoid large investments for the procurement of current IT equipment - a reality which recurs every 4-5 years.
Only pay for what you actually need - and avoid unnecessary expenses
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Bring need-based agility to your IT
Fujitsu uSCALE enables risk-free scalability and full cost control across all IT areas.
What is a consumption-based model?
Fujitsu uSCALE delivers flexible, on-premises IT infrastructures "as-a-service" solution via monthly consumption-based billing based on actual usage. Benefit from an IT solution that precisely focuses on your specific needs, saves investment costs, enables dynamic growth, and realize faster time to value.
Your scaling advantages with Fujitsu uSCALE
Always access to a contact person
Remarkably low base costs
Also available for Desktop as a Service
Your data in safe hands
Understandable price structure
Combination of on-premise IT and cloud IT
Case Study: Fujitsu uSCALE in practice
City of Ludwigshafen selects pay-per-use for storage
With 172,000 inhabitants, the city of Ludwigshafen am Rhein is one of three major cities in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region and an economic powerhouse in Rhineland-Palatinate.
> High-performance, scalable SAN-on-demand
> High complexity, due to data center relocation and latency optimization
> Unpredictable data growth because of digitization
> Fujitsu uSCALE in data center on Premises
> Flexible capacity adjustment: add or remove capacity as needed
> Real-time access to archive data, e.g. eFiles
Your advantages from Infrastructure as a Service models
IT as a Service is particularly relevant for companies looking to avoid costly upfront investments. An example of such would be introducing a new AI project, which would entail incredibly high infrastructure costs.
This computational load can then be flexibly outsourced. Depending on the agreement you have with your provider, it only takes a few simple steps for you to scale your computing power—up or down—when encountering peak loads. In a consumption-based model, you then only pay for the capacity that you actually require.
External management of the data center
Controls, maintenance, new acquisitions - this is now taken care of by your cloud provider. They take care of the platform administration and security, so that your users always have access to up-to-date hardware.
By having the platform externally managed, your need for in-house IT specialists is also reduced. Your IT team is only responsible for selecting, installing, and maintaining the software. This allows you to focus more on the activities that bring you profit.
More flexibility and scaling and computing power
Procuring and installing new hardware requires a lot of effort. Generally speaking, the additional computing power is not available when it is actually needed. If you launch new projects with IaaS, you can unlock the necessary resources by simply pressing a button. This ensures speedy implementation without a time-consuming purchasing process.
A virtual data center also allows you to compensate for seasonal fluctuations or increased workload from marketing and sales activities.
Cost savings via pay-per-use payment model
Fujitsu uSCALE offers the best of both worlds: It is like a cloud, but private, more flexible, and more efficient. This will save you costs, while also satisfying all guidelines and data protection requirements.
IT infrastructure can be used on-premise and features monthly, needs-based billing - in a cloud-like fashion.
Use cases of infrastructure services
You are now familiar with general advantages of infrastructure services. Now we will look at scenarios in which IT as a Service can be particularly useful. Basically, the more fluctuating and higher the demand for resources, the more reasonable it is to use IaaS.
Different IaaS cloud environments
Regardless of your provider, you can generally choose between three different cloud computing models
IaaS with public cloud
Public cloud is a comprehensive IaaS platform that is provided publicly to all customers. The services can be accessed via the Internet, and the cloud provider takes care of providing the data centers and performing maintenance accordingly.
IaaS with private cloud
A private cloud, however, is not freely available. It is run within the company and is typically used only by the company’s own employees. In comparison with the public cloud, this offers great advantages in terms of data protection and IT security. There may be a potential disadvantage of the private cloud in that certain added values which are typical for the cloud—such as scalability and software provision - cannot be fully displayed in the browser.
IaaS with hybrid cloud
The hybrid cloud is a combination of public cloud and private cloud. This allows the company to control which data is stored on private servers and which data is stored with public providers. For this to be possible, the IT infrastructure must be organized such that the processed data streams are always stored in the right cloud.
Which cloud model is best for my company?
That depends on the size of your company and the volumes of data processed. At large organizations in particular, hybrid cloud models offer a new level of flexibility for achieving the set business goals.More about Hybrid Cloud
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