National Oreo Day: Not all IT Decisions are Black and White!
While it may sound like a black-or-white selection, there are many things to consider when choosing the right server for your business.
When selecting the right server for your business, there are a substantial amount of differences to be aware of that extend past the typical black and white selection of a “cloud-based” or “in-house” server infrastructure. Bringing a Managed Service Provider (MSP) on board can help you save time, resources and money. Plus, having an MSP to manage your IT requirements lets you focus on your business and its growth, without worrying about rising IT costs. This option brings a lot of flexibility and scalability to the table for you. Meanwhile, there is also the option of an in-house server that gives you control, and can be more cost effective in the short-term. While all of these points are true, there are a few important things you should also consider such as the pros and cons listed below:
As you can see, the pros and cons have more to them than just the label of “in-house or cloud-based.” You may have noticed already that the differences do not end there since an MSP can be entirely different from another MSP. Some businesses find that one MSP is the right fit for certain services they need, while another is good for some other services. In such cases, you can check whether you can opt for only the services you want, or find a provider that includes everything you are looking for.
There are plenty of MSPs in the market, but not everyone will match your needs. You need to ensure they have enough knowledge and expertise to add value to your business environment. Cloud solutions are usually more expensive than in-house, but the benefits of being in the cloud can far outweigh the costs for some businesses. Consult with a managed services provider, like Intersection Technology Solutions, to learn more about the differences between an in-house server and a cloud server. Call us today: 407-278-5664.
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