While many of you might be on the beach, or enjoying a cookout on this 2018 Independence Day, we wanted to take a minute to talk about gaining independence from your on-prem infrastructure.
Traditionally, firms would utilize on-premise infrastructures that were installed locally. Today, many firms are utilizing a cloud environment, whether it be Private or Hybrid. When it comes time to move your business to the cloud, a challenge arises when the question of whether a public, private, or hybrid cloud is best for your firm -- it is best to know what each model entails. Diving into a certain cloud model and not knowing much about it can lead the firm into problems such as having to switch cloud models, or duplicating/increasing costs due to switching cloud models because of the unknown. Not knowing what the different cloud models entail can also lead to security concerns.
Whether firms are looking to outsource to the cloud or just starting out, it is crucial to understand the differences in the public, private cloud, and hybrid cloud. A public cloud includes those of Microsoft, Amazon, and Google. These are typically for smaller and more agile firms. Private clouds are typically managed by an MSP and leverage performance, security and resiliency for enterprise functionality. A hybrid cloud combines the two solutions.
More and more we are seeing firms utilize either a private or a hybrid cloud instead of having an on-premise infrastructure. On-premise infrastructures can take up space, have high costs due to cost of server hardware and infrastructure refreshes as well as the power consumption. Have you gained independence from your on-prem infrastructure?
An on that note, we want to wish all of our clients, partners, and friends a happy and safe Fourth of July!