Difference Between Cloud vs Non Cloud Hosting For Enterprise

If I were to say what kind of fundamental changes hosting technology has seen in last few years then it would be Cloud technology. Cloud hosting is a latest trend in web and non web related application. For end user, there is no big difference between cloud vs non cloud hosting but for a businesses and enterprises who put lot of money and resources in hosting related solutions, there are some meaningful differences that makes a count.

It is not that the Cloud technology is new. It existed even in early 2000s but the mass acceptance started mainly from 2014-15.

To make things more clear, In this blog, The non cloud server means normal servers. Some where it is called dedicated server. or physical server.

Let’s understand difference between cloud hosting and non cloud hosting in simple language

Difference from an enterprise perspective –

Traditionally the large enterprises have been maintaining a physical server themselves. They bought physical servers, security software and applications to run the servers.

They invest in infrastructure to maintain and keep these servers secure. Then, so called IT engineers developed and run applications or services dependent on these servers. Some of these enterprises hired hosting service provider and took servers on rent. These service providers keep a centralized servers at any remote location.

The data used to flow between end user to these servers then servers to these end users.

If they had to increase the capacity of the servers they had to start buying more servers, had to put more money in infrastructure again. Even further arrange extra resources to manage servers. Resulting in more cost. Any extension of servers was causing fresh investment and was taking more time.

Cloud hosting frees an enterprise from maintaining a physical server and thus directly reduces cost and time.
How ?

They simply hire a “Server in cloud ” nearest to end users through a cloud hosting provider. The Cloud hosting provider generally keeps many servers in typically all continent in the world. These servers at different location are called “data centers“. In general, most of the cloud servicing providers have at least 5 data centers.

These serves in cloud are accessed through web (in most of the cases).
The enterprises pays for the capacity they need. To be more specific, the could severs is priced basis Storage & number of CPU needed.

The cloud server capacity can be increased on clicks saving a lot of time to business. Server storage can be increased or decreased on the basis of requirements on clicks.

While the tradition server updates takes lot of time the Cloud server updates takes minute’s. The Cloud servicing saves a lot of cost as the enterprise do not invest in physical or traditional servers.

The conclusion- 

A business with raping growth prospect and a business who is heavily dependent on IT infrastructure needs cloud hosting more then anything. Many of then have already shifted all applications in cloud. You should also try it.

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