Cloud VS On Premise

Cloud VS On Premise

Feature/Benefits Cloud On-Premise
Data Center and Server Room Capacity and Consumption
  • Reduces the size of your data center or server room significantly. No more on premise equipment. Minimizes and significantly reduces your power and cooling consumption to keep each server/system running.
  • Your data center or server room size and capacity will increase overtime when new technology is introduced. Power and cooling consumption to keep each server/system running will increase overtime.
Natural Disaster, Infrastructure Failure and Recovery
  • Lose the risk of business downtime due to power failure or power outages.
  • Risk mitigated
    • Hardware Failure: Failing Hard Drive, Network Component going bad, and Cooling Problems.
    • Natural Disasters can be mitigated by logically moving your infrastructure to a different data center with ease. No heavy lifting
  • High risk of business downtime due to power failure or power outages.
  • Risks existing
    • Hardware Failure: Failing Hard Drive, Network Component going bad, and Cooling Problems.
    • Natural Disasters that prevent the user from getting to the office or cause damage to your infrastructure. Will cause tremendous downtime
Scaling your computer capacity or business technology needs
  • Grow your infrastructure, when your business grows. You will not need to have big upfront capital and spend the majority of finances on operating systems, software, hardware and equipment.
  • Infrastructure capacity planning becomes difficult to manage and grow when your business needs to grow. You will need big upfront capital and spend the majority of finances on operating systems, software, hardware and equipment.
Core Business Values
  • Focuses on Core Business Values
  • Core Business Values are put on hold until the infrastructure is there to support it.
Advancing IT with Agility
  • Achieve faster recovery and better redundancy.
  • Gain faster deployments when new software/technology is needed. Testing new software on the fly.
  • Operations/Management of your infrastructure becomes simplified and efficient for the customer and IT department. All management and operation needs can be done remotely without requiring anyone to be onsite in most situations.
  • Slower recovery and less redundancy. Very High Cost to achieve faster recovery and redundancy.
  • Slower deployments when new software/technology is needed due to hardware ordering procurement and testing and change management procedures.
  • Operations/Management of your infrastructure is more complex and less efficient for the customer and IT department. Site visits and on-Premise heavy lifting and scheduling required.
Security
  • With the AWS Cloud, the infrastructure headaches are removed along with of the security issues that come with them.
  • AWS’s Cloud world-class, highly secure data centers utilize state-of-the art electronic surveillance and multi-factor access control systems.
  • Data centers are staffed 24×7 by trained security guards, and access is authorized strictly on a least privileged basis.
  • Environmental systems are designed to minimize the impact of disruptions to operations and multiple geographic regions and Availability Zones allow you to remain resilient in the face of most failure modes, including natural disasters or system failures.
  • Secure enough for these government agencies and more…
  • Data center or server room physical security issues remains an objective of your company time and money spent to secure it

 

  • Not a highly secure facility no state of the art security. Just basic security measures no multifactor access. Anyone with a key can get in to where your data is secured.
  • Data centers are not staffed 24×7 by trained security guards, and access is authorized on a most privileged basis when required. Gives access to all and not just one component that needs to be worked on or updated.
  • Environmental systems are not designed to minimize the impact of disruptions to operations and No multiple geographic regions and No Availability Zones creating one geographic point of weakness/failure in the face of most failure modes, including natural disasters or system failures.
    • US Department of State, NASA
    • USDA Food and Nutrition Service
    • US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    • US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • The cloud has made it possible for any size companies to run their infrastructure at a high security facility with excellent security certifications and compliances.
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