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Are Cloud Based Solutions Safer Than On-Premise Hosting?

The decision to store your important data with on-premise hosting versus in the cloud is now made simple. On-premise hosting is not only a complex and expensive undertaking, but we continue to see it act as a security liability.


Downtime is not an option


On-premise hosting leaves public-facing services wide open for hackers to enter your network.


Downtime is not an option for your business. Based on industry surveys from Gartner, the average cost of downtime is $5,600 per minute, which equates to over $300K per hour. Considering that is an average, research from Avaya shows that downtime has the potential to cost your business anywhere from $140K all the way to $540K.


In addition to contributing to a higher risk of cyberattacks, on-premise hosting costs more to implement in the first place. The costs associated with managing and maintaining your data tends to run much higher than cloud-based solutions. Not only does the implementation and management of on-premise hosting require countless hardware, licensing, and integration capability updates, but it also requires an IT staff on hand as soon as there is an issue.


Cloud computing solutions


Cloud-based solutions are on the rise, and for good reason. Cloud computing allows a company’s data to be stored offsite and in a safe environment hosted by a third party, professional IT team. The benefits of cloud-based servers are countless, including the fact that team members from anywhere in the world are synced together and can access key information with minimal effort. If there is a company software update, all members now have the potential to be working in the same environment, with a seamless transition.


Think of the thousands of dollars your business can save by avoiding an attack. Cloud computing allows data to be backed up regularly, which significantly decreases previous concerns of downtime, which is a risk that only increases along with business growth.


Take a look at the data


A research study conducted by Nominet, the .uk registry and DNS security firm, surveyed IT and cybersecurity professionals from within their organization. The data showed that 61% believe the risk of a security breach to be the same or lower when housed on the cloud.


Out of everyone polled, 92% of professionals claim that they are adopting cloud-based security tools, rather than on-premise. Many even stated that the cloud had capabilities that outweigh other options, emphasizing how easily cloud solutions allow a company to adopt a new program or security feature so rapidly and securely across the entire organization.


A comprehensive solution


SingularisIT offers comprehensive cloud-based solutions custom build for any organization. Our Backup as a Service (BaaS) utilizes SingularisIT BackCloud, providing your business backup and recovery from the cloud. It’s a reliable, comprehensive, and cost-effective solution that reduces detrimental downtime. We are also proud of our Remote Desktop as a Service (RDaaS) CloudStations, which allow you access to your familiar desktop with all the settings, software, and files you rely on every day from any laptop, tablet, or desktop.


Contact us to secure your best IT solution and find out how our cloud computing capabilities can aid in your business growth.