- Environments for development and testing.
- High-performance computing and batch process.
- Internet-facing Web sites or Web applications
- Nonmission-critical internal business apps (and, increasingly mission-critical business apps).
Leong stated that “Cloud IaaS is now able to run most workloads. However, not all providers can run every type well.” Cloud IaaS is not a commodity. Providers can vary in their features, performance and cost, as well as their business terms. Although cloud IaaS may seem like it has little lock-in, the truth is that cloud IaaS does not just offer hardware rental but also a whole datacenter ecosystem as a service. You will get more value from the offering if you use its management capabilities. However, you will be more tied to that particular service offering.