Fundaments Shared IaaS

The Shared IaaS is somewhere in between a public and a private cloud, because it is a shared private cloud. This means that the infrastructure is used by different organizations.

With Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) it’s possible to run more customers/users on the same physical hardware. This is called Shared IaaS. Various virtual servers are created by applying virtualisation on the physical server.

Shared IaaS

Fair sharing

The server virtualisation process creates multiple virtual servers that run on the underlying physical server. The task for this software – the hypervisor – is to schedule access of the various virtual servers to the physical sources. Each virtual server is unaware of the fact that it’s performing next to other virtual servers, because it can only see its own virtual hardware. It has no access to the processor, memory or disk storage of the other virtual servers. By this separation of virtual servers IaaS providers can allow more customers to run on the same physical hardware.

Shared IaaS is a perfect option for organisations that start with server hosting and who want to avoid large capital expenditure. After all, you are only using part of the hardware, like CPU, memory and storage. And that will save you a great deal of money, because these are divided between different users.


The perfect cloud for your organisation, that’s our goal. That’s why it’s important that your IaaS environment can grow with you. The flexible nature of Shared IaaS makes this very easy. Up or down scaling is no problem. And if your company grows to the extent that private IaaS would be better suited, this will be easy to arrange thanks to virtualisation.


The security requirements are the same for all IaaS-types, whether you use Shared, Private, Public or Hybrid IaaS. What that security looks like with a Shared IaaS, we would like to clarify with the following analogy. A Shared IaaS can be seen as a large apartment complex containing several residents. Every tenant uses the communal spaces like the car park, reception and lift (to be compared to memory, storage and the CPU of underlying hardware) and still retains the privacy of their own apartment (the virtual machine). The whole block is extensively protected with secure parking, encrypted access to the front entrance, a card operated elevator, security guard and caretaker. And all that before you get to your own front door, which has a peephole, locks and an alarm (firewalls, portals, intrusion detection, prevention devices, full time monitoring).

Your benefits at a glance:

  • Flexible building blocks for servers, applications and services;
  • Fully independent and 100% specialised in cloud infrastructure;
  • Fundaments for customised private, public and hybrid cloud;
  • Exclusive use of proven technology;
  • Use of high quality, Dutch data centers;
  • Enterprise Support;
  • Pay As You Go pricing;
  • Easy up and down scaling;
  • Completely certified;
  • Maximum security;

Ready for a flexible cloud foundation?

Do you want to experience what an ideal foundation for your cloud means? Or discuss how we can customise your IaaS needs according to your wishes, now and in the future?

Our experts would be happy to advise you or we can activate a demo account. Contact us on or call 088 4 227 227.

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