Cloud Hosting is the Best Option for Infrastructure Scalability
As data centers grow more expensive to maintain, many businesses are unsure whether to upgrade their systems or replace them. In-house server maintenance and reconfiguration can take up more time than a company can afford. In response, many are considering investing in a cloud infrastructure service.
According to CBR Online, Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) gives businesses access to the cloud, while also alleviating the stress of continuously maintaining a system. Complex tasks such as hardware installations and storage upgrades fall under the responsibility of the cloud hosting company.
"Networks and storage for organizations can be off-premise," the article stated. "comforting businesses with the knowledge that the complexity of managing hardware and storage falls to the cloud provider."
The other options
When a company's RAM capabilities have become obsolete, there are a few ways they can resolve the issue. Some are more cost effective than others; it all depends on the complexity and organization of the company using the server.
Predicting how much data a company will need is relatively variable. For example, 2 years after installing a system administrators believed would only need to house a specific amount of data, it becomes apparent that more storage capacity is required. The business can either risk passing over contemporary, potentially customer-related information that could boost business productivity or invest in an expensive on-premise system upgrade.
There is also the option of scrapping the old hardware and redeeming it with new components. According to Forbes Magazine, although this is the most popular solution, it can also be the most expensive. A business concluding that replacement is the best option will also have to consider the amount of activity it can expect to encounter, and whether or not the new system would be able to handle a gradual increase in traffic over the course of 4 years.
A practical option
Transferring capacity issues and hardware concerns to a cloud hosting company that provides IaaS may be the best option for a company interested in upgrading its infrastructure. Forbes reported that an organization requiring capacity expansion can make a quick phone call to its provider and update its service plan on the same day. Another benefit of outsourcing responsibility to a cloud IaaS provider is the simplicity of establishing disaster recovery protection.
Diminishing the responsibilities of an IT department and eliminating the cost of taking up valuable space to host a data center can both be accomplished by employing the services of an IaaS provider. With data collection expected to increase significantly over the next 5 years, continuously upgrading in-house systems will only become more costly and less practical.
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