When setting up an email service such as atmail, an administrator must choose between deploying on-premises or in the cloud. Each deployment option can differ greatly in terms of cost and responsibilities. We’ve developed this infographic to help you consider some of the implications of each option.
CLOUD VS ON-PREMISESWHAT IS CLOUD?
Cloud is the practice of using a network of remore servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer.
WHAT IS ON-PREMISES?
On-premises software (sometimes abbreviated as ‘on-prem’ software) is installed and run on computers on the premises (in the building) of the person or organisation using the software rather than at a remote facility, such as at a server farm or cloud somewhere on the Internet.
SEPARATION OF RESPONSIBILITIES
- Software (as a Service)Other manage: applications, data, runtime, middleware, O/S, virtualisation, servers, storage, networking
- Platform (as a Service)You manage: applications, dataOther manage: runtime, middleware, O/S, virtualisation, servers, storage, networking
- Infrastructure (as a Service)You manage: O/S, virtualisation, servers, storage, networking
- On-PremisesYou manage: applications, data, runtime, middleware, O/S, virtualisation, servers, storage, networking
HOW TO CHOOSE
Use the following key questions to help choose the best solution for you and your business.
- Do you need to control the data? (atmail’s data centres are in the U.S. and comply with U.S. privacy laws)
- Do you want to manage your own environment?
- Do you have the skills, equipment and support resources in-house?
- Do you need to be up and running very quickly?