More companies are taking their data analytics to the cloud. With that in mind, IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) emerges as a relevant platform for application development and deployment.


IaaS can be defined as a foundational layer of cloud computing, providing essential cloud computing infrastructure such as hardware, networking and storage. Delivered by third-party providers, it hosts scalable and automated resources, freeing users, for instance, from maintenance and security responsibilities. IaaS also eliminates physical overheard demands from businesses.

vs. PAAS

In the world of virtual services, IaaS is the most stripped down. The foundational layer offers the core cloud environment without bundled operating software. PaaS (Platform as a Service) then leverages this to execute cloud-based operating software and middleware.

Snowflake and Infrastructure as a Service

The SaaS-based Snowflake Data Cloud works with leading IaaS data services providers, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform — with cross-cloud/multi-cloud capabilities — to provide a true Data Warehouse as a Service (DWaaS) environment to businesses ranging from SMBs to the Fortune 1000.