In recent years, there’s been a growing trend for organizations that were born in the cloud to build their own on-premises infrastructure.
This might seem counterintuitive, given the relative ease and lack of IT needs that are in the public cloud’s favor. But the fact of the matter is that for organizations that reach a certain size, going on-premises often makes the most sense.
Here are three reasons why:
One major expense incurred from the public cloud is access — the need to tap into your data whenever you want.
Once an organization reaches a certain scale, however, they can hit a tipping point, making it more expensive to continually pay a cloud provider than to invest in their own infrastructure.
Yes, going on-premises comes with its own substantial cost, such as IT, hardware, and maintenance. But depending on an organization’s size and needs, the math can work out for an on-premises solution.
2. Compliance & security
There can be other reasons for going on-premises.
Organizations starting to look at an IPO, for instance, may want to build their own infrastructure to help with SOX compliance.
Another example would be an organization looking for the peace of mind of multiple redundancies and a dual vendor strategy so they know that even if a disaster strikes, they have options to retrieve their data.
3. Turnkey service
For a number of organizations, the ongoing cost of using a public cloud provider can be remedied by the cost of partnering with a company such as Redapt to design and manage an owned datacenter solution.
For these organizations, the benefits come down to having on-premises access to data without the ongoing pain points of actually managing a datacenter. By partnering with an outside company, they can avoid expanding their IT staff by having an on-call engineer available for network troubleshooting and hardware repairs.
There’s no single answer between public cloud and on-premises for hyperscale and SaaS. Every organization is different, with different needs. But as an organization grows, at least they have options for their data.
For more information about on-premises solutions, download our free whitepaper, Taking the Leap with On-Premises or Co-Location Datacenters.
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