Choosing between In house servers and cloud computing

What’s the difference between In House Servers and Cloud Computing, and what will work best for your business?

Unless you are an IT professional it can be difficult to comprehend the differences between In House Servers and Cloud Computing. These aren’t just business buzzwords, they are two opposite ends of the information technology spectrum and they can impact how your business operates. In this blog post, we’re going to take a look at both, and help you decide which is best for your business.

In house servers and cloud computing

  • What does In House Server mean?

An In House Server is internal hardware that is set up within your office. An outsourced team (Managed Service Provider) or in house IT team normally manage the server, fixing any issues, keeping it up to date and applying patches. Several computers can be put on the server, and the information stored on it cannot be accessed on anything but these computers.

  • What does cloud computing mean?

Cloud Computing is a term used to describe a digital storage solution whereby your programs and data are not stored on a physical in house server, but on an external server or servers. Private Cloud Computing is typically the type of Cloud Computing businesses opt for. This means a professional company will manage your servers, ensuring that all of your data is secure and protected. The data is accessible from any device via password.

  • What are the pros and cons of an In House Server?

An In House Server offers backup systems, recovery options, email hosting options. However, the proficiency, effectiveness and security of an in house server is dependent on access to a trained IT team- whether in house or outsourced.

They can be expensive to install and if managed correctly will incur a yearly maintenance cost – although some outsourced companies include this in their contract. If the entire server crashes without any recent backups in place, there is a risk of losing a lot of data.

  • What are the pros and cons of Cloud Computing?

Cloud Computing is increasingly being adopted by business of all sizes. It’s considered more appropriate for smaller businesses that a large, physical server and bigger businesses find it provides better communication abilities.

Among many benefits, it enables employees to work wherever they need to, on any device, resulting in a culture of continuity and productivity. It is typically more cost effective than the alternative option.

Do you want to learn more about Cloud Computing and its benefits? Why not contact Zinon Cloud and we can discuss specifically how it will work for your company? We will give you a free demonstration and apply the benefits of cloud computing to your operations.