IT Support 101: On-premise server vs cloud server

Many companies are at a cross road in choosing to either host their data on-premise or in the cloud. Let us go through some important factors you should consider when choosing which server suits your purpose best.

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On-premise server vs cloud server

Cloud sounds cool; cloud sounds sexy. But is this a want or a need? Right there does lie the answer to most of the questions in life, do you need this. No, you do not need a Ferrari, and no, you do not need a penthouse with an infinity pool, but we are who we are. Humans, after all, are creatures of excess.

As with the usual IT Block style, we highlight some points and work on them for you to read and understand. The decision best left to you, we are after all at best just advisers here. And our advice is what you have by the end of this read.

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On-premise server vs cloud server

Cloud, no way out.

On-premise server vs cloud server


Large scale enterprises need to be careful when considering the cloud as an option. Many cloud solutions out there in the market offer excellent services and rates. They even extend out a free consultation with their support team, and for enterprise-level packages, it is common for these cloud or CAAS services to allocate their IT or support team to your beck and call. They throw in free migration from your on-premise solution or server room to their cloud-based resources. It all looks good, and it all works well. Now, this is the second year you are using their product, and the rate goes up by a hundred per cent. You feel betrayed, and you want out. How? Say you begin to realize that it was much better to have an on-premise solution after all, but is it really in the interest of your cloud provider to assist you in migrating all of your information out and back to your on-premise servers. Of course not. So now they send you a bill on how much it would cost for their migration services, it's numbers you never thought were possible.

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IT Support 101: On-premise versus cloud