IaaS – PaaS

ARO is trusted by some of the UK’s most complex and demanding organisations to provide cost-efficient, flexible and secure IT infrastructure and cloud-based applications, without large capital expenditures.

Moving to the cloud

More and more organisations are migrating their business systems and data to the cloud in search of cost-efficiency and innovation. And with remote and hybrid working on the rise, and businesses reducing office sizes and locations, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) present the optimal balance between performance, security, flexibility and cost.

ARO has been delivering cloud computing solutions for over 15 years, working closely with customers from both private and public sectors, large and small, to develop the infrastructure and services they need to drive maximum value from their business systems. From the NHS, with exacting data security and disaster recovery standards, to private SMEs looking for new capabilities and rapid scalability on tight budgets, to enterprise organisations with complex requirements across thousands of users. Today, we’re one of the UK’s leading cloud service providers, meeting the application and infrastructure needs of thousands of users across hundreds of customers around the world.

Infrastructure you can build on

We provide on-demand computing resource such as virtual machines, storage and networking, so you can scale bandwidth, capacity and compute power quickly and cost-efficiently without the need for you to invest in physical hardware.

Platform for growth

Our Platform as a Service provides a fully resourced development and deployment environment for creating and hosting your applications, including the tools, databases and runtime environments simplifying application development and maintenance.

Our wholly owned datacentre facilities are located in the UK to ensure data sovereignty and protection under UK legislation, with secure, high availability dual-location infrastructure in place to enable rapid configuration and deployment of virtualised workload solutions. 

ARO’s datacentre access network has high bandwidth, low latency connectivity at the core, with existing links to the Hyperscaler Cloud providers and direct connectivity to integrated AI and ML tooling.

We can deliver serverless computing across your entire estate under a single SLA with a competitive fixed monthly cost model, removing the challenges associated with hyperscale cloud services.

Our infrastructure and platform services deliver secure, seamless on-demand computing capabilities, freeing you from the constraints of obsolescent IT infrastructure to reduce costs, drive innovation, and stay competitive in a rapidly changing business landscape.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is a cloud computing service model that provides virtualised computing resources over the internet. It offers fundamental computing infrastructure such as virtual machines, storage, and networking on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a cloud computing service model that provides a platform for customers to develop, run, and manage applications without having to deal with the complexities of infrastructure management. PaaS includes tools and services for application development, databases, and middleware.

The Energy Act 2023 looks at the UK’s approach to energy use and efficiency and aims to deliver on a numbeWith IaaS, users have more control as they are responsible for managing the infrastructure. However, with PaaS, the provider manages the infrastructure for them which allows users to focus on developing and deploying applications. r of environmental commitments made by the government in recent years.

If the organisation needs more control over the infrastructure, operating system, and application configurations, IaaS may be the best choice. However, if the focus is on rapid application development, streamlined deployment, and abstraction of infrastructure management, PaaS may be the best option. The choice between IaaS and PaaS really depends on the specific needs and preferences of the organisation.

In IaaS, users have more control over security configurations, including firewalls, access controls, and encryption, but they are also responsible for implementing and maintaining these security measures. PaaS abstracts much of the underlying infrastructure, and security is typically managed by the provider, offering a simplified approach. Ultimately, the security of either model depends on the organisation’s adherence to best practices, the chosen service provider, and the implementation of robust security measures.

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