By now, business owners are well aware of the many ways cloud computing can benefit their organization, such as providing increased mobility and flexibility. Despite the tantalizing list of benefits the cloud presents, some business owners may still be hesitant to switch to the cloud due to one major factor: the perceived lack of cost savings. Well, thanks to a recent study by John Burke, analyst and CIO of Nemertes Research, there’s new evidence showing how hosting workloads in the cloud is more cost effective than the alternative, hosting operations on-premise.
Hosting an in-house IT infrastructure may give you the reassurance that all of your servers and network equipment are easy to access, but continuing to use just legacy servers can have a negative impact on your operations. Modern IT uses a blend of on-site virtual server solutions, optimised to deliver the best outcomes for your specific business needs - including a standby server for high availability and cloud replication for disaster recovery.