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On-Prem Vs. Cloud Servers: A Few Things to Keep in Mind

On-premises servers have been the norm for many years. Companies have traditionally hosted their data centers on-site, where they could control everything from the hardware to the software. 

But in recent years, cloud servers have gained traction. The cloud is essentially a collection of remote servers, accessed through the internet, that allows companies to store and process data without having to maintain their own hardware. 

There are pros and cons to both on-premises and cloud servers. On-premises servers give you complete control over your data and can provide better security, as you can customize your security measures to fit your specific needs. However, they require significant upfront costs, as you need to buy and maintain your own hardware, and they may be vulnerable to physical threats such as power outages, fires, or natural disasters. 

Cloud servers, on the other hand, offer much more flexibility. They allow you to scale up or down as needed, pay only for what you use, and can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection. They also offer better disaster recovery options, as your data is stored in multiple locations, and you can quickly switch to backup servers in case of an outage. However, you need to rely on your cloud provider for security and uptime, which may be a concern for some companies. 

Ultimately, the decision between on-premises and cloud servers depends on your specific needs and budget.  

If you would like to know more about moving your business to the cloud or need any assistance with other aspects of your IT environment, give us a call at 512-600-1127 or shoot us an email at [email protected].

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