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Choice between hosting services in the cloud vs on-premises

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What factors help determine the choice between hosting services in the cloud vs on-premises?

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Deployment

On Premises: In an on-premises environment, resources are deployed in-house and within an enterprise’s IT infrastructure. An enterprise is responsible for maintaining the solution and all its related processes.

Cloud: While there are different forms of cloud computing (such as public cloud, private cloud, and a hybrid cloud), in a public cloud computing environment, resources are hosted on the premises of the service provider but enterprises are able to access those resources and use as much as they want at any given time.

Cost

On Premises: For enterprises that deploy software on premise, they are responsible for the ongoing costs of the server hardware, power consumption, and space.

Cloud: Enterprises that elect to use a cloud computing model only need to pay for the resources that they use, with none of the maintenance and upkeep costs, and the price adjusts up or down depending on how much is consumed.

Control

On Premises: In an on-premises environment, enterprises retain all their data and are fully in control of what happens to it, for better or worse. Companies in highly regulated industries with extra privacy concerns are more likely to hesitate to leap into the cloud before others because of this reason.

Cloud: In a cloud computing environment, the question of ownership of data is one that many companies – and vendors for that matter, have struggled with. Data and encryption keys reside within your third-party provider, so if the unexpected happens and there is downtime, you maybe be unable to access that data.

Security

On Premises: Companies that have extra sensitive information, such as government and banking industries must have a certain level of security and privacy that an on-premises environment provides. Despite the promise of the cloud, security is the primary concern for many industries, so an on-premises environment, despite some if its drawbacks and price tag, make more sense.

Cloud: Security concerns remain the number one barrier to a cloud computing deployment. There have been many publicized cloud breaches, and IT departments around the world are concerned. From personal information of employees such as login credentials to a loss of intellectual property, the security threats are real.

Compliance

On Premises: Many companies these days operate under some form of regulatory control, regardless of the industry.

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hosting services in the cloud vs on-premises

by Pistle In reply to Choice between hosting se ...

On-premise software requires that an enterprise purchases a license or a copy of the software to use it. Because the software itself is licensed and the entire instance of software resides within an organization’s premises, there is generally greater protection than with a cloud computing infrastructure. So, if a company needs all this extra security, why would they dip its proverbial toes into the cloud?

The downside of on-premise environments is that costs associated with managing and maintaining all the solution entails can run exponentially higher than a cloud computing environment. An on-premise setup requires in-house server hardware, software licenses, integration capabilities, and IT employees on hand to support and manage potential issues that may arise. This doesn’t even factor in the amount of maintenance that a company is responsible for when something breaks or doesn’t work.

Cloud Computing-
Cloud computing differs from on-premises software in one critical way. A company hosts everything in-house in an on-premise environment, while in a cloud environment, a third-party provider hosts all that for you. This allows companies to pay on an as-needed basis and effectively scale up or down depending on overall usage, user requirements, and the growth of a company.

A cloud-based server utilizes virtual technology to host a company’s applications offsite. There are no capital expenses, data can be backed up regularly, and companies only have to pay for the resources they use. For those organizations that plan aggressive expansion on a global basis, the cloud has even greater appeal because it allows you to connect with customers, partners, and other businesses anywhere with minimal effort.
Additionally, cloud computing features nearly instant provisioning because everything is already configured. Thus, any new software that is integrated into your environment is ready to use immediately once a company has subscribed. With instant provisioning, any time spent on installation and configuration is eliminated and users are able to access the application right away.

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Understand the difference between Hosting on cloud vs on-premise

by Bhavleenkr16 In reply to Choice between hosting se ...

Hi user, many factors determine the choice between hosting services in the cloud vs. on-premises. I will discuss some major ones here. Hosting on the cloud has become an easy choice for businesses due to the cost reduction. Cloud hosting taken by a provider helps businesses opt for pay as you go model, in which companies can pay on a monthly or yearly basis.

Moreover, in on-premise hosting, you need to install servers and hardware by yourself, but in cloud hosting, you don't have to install servers and hardware in your office, which saves enormous upfront capital. In cloud hosting, you get high security of data and storage at data centers. If you take cloud hosting services from a provider, then you also get IT support and free consultations according to your needs.

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CLOUD VS ON PREMISE

by deborasumopayroll In reply to Choice between hosting se ...

A company hosts everything in-house in an on-premise environment, while in a cloud environment, a third-party provider hosts all that for you. This allows companies to pay on an as-needed basis and effectively scale up or down depending on overall usage, user requirements, and the growth of a company.
On Premises vs Cloud. On-premise means that a company keeps all of this IT infrastructure onsite, which is either managed by themselves or a third-party. With the Cloud it means that it is housed offsite with someone else responsible for monitoring and maintaining it.

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