On-Premise vs Cloud Solution: Making the Right Choice for Your Business Needs

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One of the first decisions an organization faces when deploying software solutions is whether to host the service locally (on-premise) vs. the cloud.

What is on-Premise?

Hardware and applications are bought, stored and maintained by the organization. This allows the organization to have full ownership and control over their data and security infrastructure. One major upside to using an on-premises infrastructure is that it does not require the users to be connected to the internet to access their systems as everything can be accessed through an internal network.

What is Cloud Computing?

Simply put, cloud computing is an on-demand computing resource infrastructure. It provides resources such as processing and storage and manages them for you so you are able to focus more on your business. Cloud providers also give you the necessary tools to create and manage your own computing resources if necessary.
At the heart of cloud solutions lies virtual technology which manages and distributes the computing resources. This provides high flexibility with a low implementation cost while allowing applications to dynamically allocate resources according to use.

Should your business move to the cloud?

The decision of whether a business should migrate to the cloud or use on-premises solutions depends on the specific needs of your application.

On-premises solutions offer more control and customization of the IT infrastructure and can be more secure for sensitive data. They also do not rely on an internet connection and can be better for companies with strict compliance requirements.

Cloud solutions offer more scalability and flexibility, as well as lower upfront costs. The cloud allows for remote access and collaboration, and many cloud providers offer best-in-class security implementations. Additionally, it’s more cost-effective in the long run as it eliminates the need to invest in, maintain and upgrade hardware and host software.

Want to make sure you’re making the right choice for your business when it comes to cloud solutions or on-premise? Take advantage of our free consultation service by setting up a meeting with us here.

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