Every business owner is forced to make the decision as to whether or not to host their server on or off site. The decision is an important one, and careful consideration of your unique needs should be taken before making such a decision. There are many hosting options available, so deciding how to best proceed can be overwhelming.
Take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of both on-site and off-site hosting, as understanding the benefits may help you to make a decision.
There are many advantages to moving your company’s information to an off-site data center, including the following:
The only real drawback for business owners when considering moving to a data center solution is the fear of the unknown. Apprehension about taking the next step with your important information can be standing in the way of benefiting from what Off-Site storage solutions have to offer. It has been said that a business is only as powerful as the knowledge and information they possess, so trusting your data to be hosted off-site is a big decision.
In the past, business owners have appreciated the complete level of control that keeping information on-site provided. Security management was also easy to address, with everything kept close at hand. The truth is, however, that there are many drawbacks to on-site solution, including the following:
Running your own data center is a considerable undertaking, and very draining on time and resources. Taking advantage of many benefits off-site data management offers can provide peace of mind, knowing your information is being expertly handled, as well as free up the time and money spent on in-house solutions to improve the business in other ways.
71% of SMBs are outsourcing their IT needs to a managed service provider.
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Javier Gomez, CEO
More than 90% of businesses are either evaluating, adopting or embracing the cloud.
93% of businesses file for bankruptcy after losing data for 10 or more days.
Billions of devices will be connected to the Internet of Things by 2025, exponentially increasing demand for MSPs to back up growing companies.
70% of SMBs reported suffering a security breach during the previous 12 months – and companies with fewer than 500 employees were the most vulnerable, with a 75% breach rate.
$500 billion will be spent in the greater cloud market by 2020.
The average price of a data breach now stands at about $4 million.