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Server Or Cloud for Small Business? How to Decide

October 12, 2017

There comes a point when every Philadelphia small-to- medium business must decide whether to replace its existing in-house server(s) or move to the cloud. When choosing which option is best for your organization, there's a lot to think about. After all, each solution offers different benefits for different SMBs, and the one that you settle on will affect your company every day. So how should you go about deciding whether it's best to use an in-house server or cloud for small business? Start by considering the pros and cons of each:

  • In-House Servers – Having an on-site server gives your business total physical control over its IT operations. Instead of depending on a cloud service to provide security solutions, you'll be able to design ones that are based on your organization's individual needs. Furthermore, you'll have peace of mind knowing that all of your business's sensitive data is kept in house where it can be more easily safeguarded than in the cloud. Finally, you won't need to budget for cloud hosting fees each month.
  • Cloud-Based Servers – For some companies, using a hosted cloud server can make more sense. For instance, if your small-to- medium business doesn't want to spend money and resources on establishing its own IT staff, moving to the cloud may be the right choice. In fact, if your business has a lot of remote workers, using a cloud server might actually be more cost-effective. While you'll need to set aside money each month for hosting fees, the plus side is your on-site investment will be minimal – you won't have to pay for software and hardware.

Choosing between server or cloud for small business is a tough decision which requires you to consider many factors. Ultimately, the right option for your company will depend on your unique business goals and needs.

Contact Alura for an Individualized Server Solution

Is your company in Philadelphia seeking assistance with choosing between server or cloud for small business? Alura Business Solutions can help! Whether your company is just starting out or you're well-established, we'll help you decide on and execute the right server option for you at this time.

To find out more about our services, give us a call today at 844-558- 7200. And to learn about how virtualization can benefit your business, be sure to read our blog post from last week. We look forward to helping your business reach its goals!

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