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On-Premise vs. cloud computing

A cost comparison:

Is it better to source IT from the cloud or to purchase and operate it on-premise? Many IT and business executives are facing precisely this decision. A simple TCO calculation—intended as an example—will make the process easier to assess.

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On-Premise vs. cloud computing

For 80% of CIOs, cloud migration is the hottest topic for innovative business development.

Even today, many business units are no longer asking whether they should use cloud computing, but rather to what extent. After all, migration to the cloud brings more than just stability, flexibility and efficiency: it can also generate savings of up to 20% compared to on-premise operation.

With the cloud driving your digitisation, you too can generate significant savings.

The advantages are plain to see:

  • Transform your capital costs into variable costs.

  • Focus on scalable and flexible resources.

  • Benefit from improved resource utilisation and performance enhancement.

  • Reduce your risks and costs by lowering capital commitment.

  • Implement new business ideas quickly and without substantial investments.

  • Invest in a future-proof, stable and maintenance-free infrastructure.

What does the cloud cost me?

Let’s assume that you’re the Head of IT at a small to medium-sized enterprise and need to decide whether you will continue to deploy your IT resources on-premise, or whether you will procure comparable performance as a cloud-based IaaS. Your 5 servers, each with 8 CPU cores, 32 GB RAM and 15 TB HDD storage, cost you £3,454 per month. Comparing the costs of cloud and on-premise solutions, you would only pay £2,753 per month for an improved cloud computing performance.

So what would you decide?

Total cost of ownership: a cost comparison between on-premise vs. cloud computing

Our experts have used industry-standard benchmarks to produce a total cost of ownership comparison over 3 years. Their analysis shows that cloud computing is 20% cheaper than the on- premise solution.

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