The global infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) may grow as much as 42.91 percent annually over the next five years, as growth-oriented companies try to keep their burgeoning technology costs under control, protect themselves from the risk of datacenter disasters, and manage Big Data traffic spikes, according to Infiniti Research.

The economics of IaaS can be fairly compelling. IaaS providers can achieve economies of scale unavailable to individual companies. As relatively young companies, they can also build more uniform environments than their potential customers, which typically must maintain multiple generations of information technology, further reducing their operating costs, according to the report. Plus, because infrastructure operations are their main business, IaaS providers can make investments in people, processes and technology that are necessary to achieve high efficiency and high performance.

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