Everyone has different preferences. Coffee or tea? Coke or Pepsi? Paper or plastic? The choices we make about clothes, music and food are based on our own personal opinions. Other choices we make can be a little more subjective. LSU or Alabama? Saints or Cowboys? However, at the end of the day we can back up our decisions with facts, reasons and personal taste. But what do you do when you are faced with a decision between two options you aren’t entirely familiar with? As a business owner you make countless decisions on a daily basis. One decision that is becoming more and more critical is the one to adopt a data storage and backup plan. Along with this implementation comes the choice between on-premises or cloud. So let’s look at both.
On-premises data solutions are just what they sound like. They are on-site and in your office or in your computer. On-premises also means that there will be a capital expenditure to purchase and install and own the server. On-premises also offers: control over all systems and data, corporate data is stored and handled internally, a high initial investment.
Cloud data solutions are access over the internet. This is a technology that has been around for a while, but new advancements are continuing to be made. Cloud offers: no software licensing cost, no new infrastructure requirements, low cost for services.
While there are many similarities between the two, the main difference is how each is accessed and the initial investment. The cloud offers flexibility, access and scalability. AtlasOne Technologies offers expert service for both models of data backup and storage for Baton Rouge business. Click here to learn more about the different data backup solutions for your company.