Dedicated Servers vs. Cloud Platform
Are you a small or large company wondering if you should move from dedicated servers to the new cloud computing platform? Learn the pros and cons of each technology to see which is a better fit for your company.
In order to recover data if your server goes down, you will need to reinstall OS, restore the files and databases from backups. This process can take hours, consume IT man time and reduce productivity.
Recovering data with the cloud is a bit simpler. You will need to power on the cloud server backup image and your cloud server will be back and running in a matter of minutes.
CPU and Disk Scaling
To upgrade the CPU or disk space, you will need to shutdown the dedicated server. This will cause significant downtime to your company. You can easily do this on a weekend or at night…that is if your business does not run 24/7.
This new technology allows you to add CPU power and disk space without any interruption to your business.
To upgrade to a newer server, you will need to reinstall OS and device drivers. This again causes downtime for your company.
Cloud makes it a bit easier to upgrade because the same cloud server can run on different hardware.
Dedicated servers require a initial setup time and scripting. After the initial setup, backing up files is easy.
The cloud platform allows you to back up your data entirety with easy in the initial phase and beyond.
At the present time, it really is up to what is best for your company whether you want to adopt the new cloud technology now or upgrade your servers to ones that are newer and faster.
It is still in the early stages where you could opt to get new servers. Just keep in mind that as technology improves and progresses, one day you will have to leave the clunky designated servers behind and change over to the cloud.