There is much discussion throughout tech circles as to whether in-house servers are worth the money. The answer to this question partially hinges on whom you ask. When it comes to technology on-premises versus off-site tech, there are numerous pros and cons to consider. There are all sorts of differences between in-house servers and the cloud ranging from cost to the time required for implementation to user experience and so on. Let's take a look at the merits and drawbacks of in-house servers.
The Cons of In-house Servers
Small or medium businesses (SMBs) typically opt for in-house servers instead of cloud servers to share files and host essential applications including software and email. Times are changing. As we transition to an era completely dominated by tech, more and more companies are relying on the cloud instead of an in-house server.
In-house servers mandate significant upfront capital investment for equipment and software. The assistance of a dedicated IT manager will be necessary to maintain the server and guarantee it is secure around the clock. Such employees tend to be full-time, salaried and unlikely to stay with a single employer for an extended period of time. It is cheaper to outsource the work to a managed services provider (MSP) in London.
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Perhaps the most glaring problem with in-house servers is they require quite the sizable ongoing maintenance costs. If something goes wrong with this technology on-premises and it takes a while to repair or cannot be repaired at all, your business will suffer. Can you imagine having to foot the bill for an entirely new server after faults with your current one? This nightmare is bound to become your reality one day if you opt for an in-house server.
The Pros of In-house Servers
Plenty of people favour in-house servers as this approach guarantees complete user control over the server. It is particularly interesting to note in-house servers can be built and modified to suit the needs of each unique business.
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What About the Hybrid Cloud?
It is clear there are major hurdles presented by in-house servers. The hybrid cloud has emerged as a combination of cloud-based servers with in-house servers. A hybrid cloud can function as a dedicated server directly combined with public storage, tied into public cloud servers to expand processing power. As an example, the in-house server can be reserved for important tasks, while particularly intensive tasks are handled by the public cloud.
At Wem Technology, we can help you make the most of your technology on-premises. Whether you are thinking about adding new tech to your office or have already made the addition, it is only a matter of time until you need assistance. Reach out to us with your questions and concerns.