Cost Savings of Moving Your IT Infrastructure to the Cloud

There remains a great amount a buzz regarding the “Cloud” in the technology world. But how can it help your business? With the continued advancement and growth of virtualization technology, small-business owners now have affordable access to enterprise-level computing environments – all because of cloud computing. What follows is a comparison of IT environments and the cost effectiveness of moving to the Cloud.

On-Premise IT

On-premise IT requires a significant capital investment on even minimal infrastructure needs.

Colocation

With colocation (owned server hardware hosted in a third-party datacenter), capital expenditures are limited to server hardware and specific networking components.

Datacenter cage or suite requires uptick in operational costs, but the saving over on-premise IT will typically exceed 20-25%.

Server Hosting

Hosted servers completely remove any need to invest capital on servers, data center equipment, or network hardware.

Operational costs are limited to per-server hardware leasing, and internal resources to manage the servers.

Savings versus on-premise IT typically exceeds 50%.

Cloud Hosting

Like traditional server hosting, cloud hosting removes any need to invest capital on IT infrastructure.

The cloud-computing model allows organizations to scale servers to specific resources, thus eliminating scenarios in which users are paying for computing resources that they aren’t using.

Saving versus on-premise IT typically exceeds 60%.

The benefits of cloud hosting at The Small Business Authority do not end at cost savings.

  • High-Availability Infrastructure – Virtualized servers are not dependent on specific hardware. Common events, such as hard drive failures, no longer impact real-time performance, due to redundancies at all points.
  • Scalability and Flexibility – Control over server resources allow organizations to better react to business demands.
  • Expertise and Focus on Security – Years of experience working with, and meeting, regulatory compliance standards for small business customers and financial institutions differentiates The Small Business Authority from most other cloud providers.

Learn more at https://www.newtekone.com/cloud or call us at 1-855-2thesba today.

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