Which Hosting Option Is Right For You?
The next step is to determine the solution that’s right for your business now that you are familiar with on-premise and cloud hosting. Every customer is different and has different requirements that will influence the choice of the deployment strategy. So it’s essential to evaluate these systems according to your business needs and goals.
Taking the needed precautions to protect your sensitive data is a crucial part of keeping your business running smoothly. On-premise and cloud offer different hosting models. With on-premises, you host your system on your company’s network while with cloud; you host your system on the third-party’s network. You know where you store your data at all times when your data is on the company’s network, whereas you don’t have that same visibility with cloud since it’s on a third-party’s network.
Are your workers always on the go, or traveling to different locations? You need to understand the type of system connectivity that will help your team do their work efficiently. Cloud hosting is a mobile-friendly option, allowing users to access the system anywhere, at any time as long as they have an Internet connection. On-premises CRM is more restrictive with its access and can require CRM access to be bound to specific machines or can require multiple logins to the company systems.
Do you need a system that scales with your company’s growth? Cloud hosting flexible architecture offers higher potential for expanding the network, allowing businesses to grow their system as their company grows. On-premises rigid architecture translates into more time needed to configure changes, which can result in higher costs.
Is your IT team and budget on a smaller scale? Or do you have a sizable, experienced IT team that can easily handle complex infrastructure? On-premises and Cloud hosting have different infrastructure models. In cloud hosting, it’s the responsibility of the provider to monitor the performance of the system, and making adjustments and fixes as needed. While with on-premises, the company is responsible for performing frequent system checks to ensure that everything is running smoothly.