As cloud computing becomes more prevalent, some companies have begun to question whether there is still a context in which it is practical to purchase a server and locally host line-of-business applications.
Is in-house infrastructure obsolete?
At Team Technology, we are excited about the opportunities provided by cloud hosting, and we have had great success in hosting the infrastructures of some of our clients in our private cloud.
But it is important to understand that the cloud does not represent a new step in technology that renders local infrastructure obsolete. Rather, it offers a choice of in-house vs. outsourced hardware and software.
To be or not to be… or to somewhat be
As managed service providers, we've seen companies similarly debate over staffing--whether to hire in-house IT staff or outsource (to your local Bellingham IT service provider Team Technology, for example).
And we've come to the same conclusion with that discussion: there is no one-size-fits-all answer!
Yes, there are plenty of benefits to cloud computing, like scalability, but with any benefit there is a cost. It is scalable to the degree that your budget is. For this reason, many companies have a hybrid solution (local and remote) for both infrastructure and support.
Expertise and trust
When determining what solutions will best meet the technology needs of your company, there are two critical questions you need to answer:
• Does this consultant have the expertise to give me the best answer?
• Can I trust them to make recommendations in my company's best interest?
Our goal is to be the provider that checks both boxes. We love the opportunities presented by the cloud, when and where they provide the greatest benefit to your company.
Want to learn more? Hit us up!