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On-Premise vs. Cloud: Key Differences, Benefits and Risks

In today’s world of enterprise IT, there are many factors that a company must consider to decide whether a cloud infrastructure is the right fit. Conversely, many companies are unable to leap into the cloud, instead relying on their tried-and-true legacy and on-premise applications and software to do business.

As a trusted IT advisor, we get asked all the time, “cloud-based or on-premise?” The truth is, there is no one size fits all approach. It depends entirely on what’s essential to your business.

Let’s compare both options across four main competencies: cost, security, scalability, reliability, deployment, and control.

Why a Hybrid Cloud Solution?

While the debate of the pros and cons of an on-premise environment pitted against a cloud computing environment is a real one, there is a middle-of-the-road solution maybe works best.

A hybrid cloud solution is a solution that features an element of different types of IT deployment models, ranging from on-premise to private cloud and public cloud.

Hybrid cloud eliminates the traditional barriers that exist between public cloud, private cloud and on-premise servers.

What are my options?

Are you a larger enterprise with the resources to make a bigger capital investment? In that case, on-premise might be your best bet. If you’re a small-to-midsize business that is budget conscious and looking for a less hands-on approach, you might consider cloud-based. If neither provides you with the results you want, try on hybrid solutions.

Regardless of what kind of hosting environment you are looking for, Addova is here to help.

Our hosting is designed to put you in control. Being a solution-oriented managed hosting provider means we deliver beyond servers, cores, gigs, and bandwidth. We understand your workloads, then design, implement and manage the infrastructure 24/7, so you do not have to.

Addova’s Hosting – Expect 100% Uptime

Put Addova in the driver’s seat to assess, transform and manage your core infrastructure giving you the power to auto-scale with a rock-solid server foundation. We include 24/7 operations to take over all the day to day tasks, ensuring your applications and infrastructure are dependable, scalable and secure.


• Enterprise Architecture
• Autoscale CPU/RAM
• Pay-as-you-grow or Private storage
• High Availability standard
• Flexible Backups
• Managed services included

Contact us today for a free consultation to learn more about which Hosting option is best for running your business.