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Information Security Handbook by Darren Death

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Infrastructure as a Service – IaaS

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is a cloud computing service model where a provider delivers virtualized IT infrastructure resources over the internet:

The organization manages:

  • Server operating systems
  • Data storage
  • Applications deployed to servers, such as:
    • Web-based enterprise applications
    • Database servers
    • Management agents, such as host intrusion prevention

The cloud computing service manages the underlying cloud infrastructure, which includes:

  • Processing
  • Physical storage
  • Networks

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