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Dedicated server VS Cloud?


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Dedicated Server VS Cloud ?

in your opinion , which one will get more demand in the future?
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That cant be predicted.
According to the customer needs it may vary.
On my experiences a company who start with cloud and then shifted to dedicated server.
The reason behind this transfer are they need to be cheap while growing.
They need high dedicated bandwidth.
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One way or another, but each of the options has its own advantages and disadvantages. Cloud technologies will be the optimal solution for the following types of organizations:

Small and medium businesses.
Companies with a remote office.
Small trade and service enterprises.
Firms with low cost of IT infrastructure maintenance.
Your own server is more suitable in the following cases:

Government structures.
Large companies with a complex IT infrastructure requiring regular updates of large amounts of data.
Organizations storing confidential information.
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Each server and service is different. It all depends on the masses, I know that cloud service works for some people. The same could be said about dedicated. IMHO it could go either way.


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Depends on your business model and what do you want to host. You can use CDN (e.g. CloudFlare) with even shared hosting for your website and pay much less. Dedicated server and clusters are always good for the corporate projects.

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Don't let other peoples experience decide for you. Listen to what other clients say, and decide for yourself.
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Don't forget a cloud is just another form of dedicated server, so as others say it all depends on your business and needs
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I would say cloud may slowly overcome dedicated servers merely because they will offer this service for cheaper (it will likely become managed too). You're getting your content stored on multiple servers around the world after all :)


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As said previously all depends on your needs and your skills. While a dedicated solution cheaper compared to good and real cloud providers there is always a different at the end. With a real cloud solution, you can grow when you need without significant changes(just order more resources). All hardware is maintained by the provider. And with a dedicated server, you need someone who constantly monitoring not only your resources but also storage state.

With cloud you are getting storage, that's all, no additional manipulation needed. With dedicated server you can create different RAID arrays and that should be monitoring at first place. I'm not saying about RAID0, but for example you have RAID1. When one HDD died, it's ok if you have seen the alert and replaced the HDD. But what if you missed that alert for some reason and second spare died... all information is lost.

So real Cloud server has many benefits, but Dedicated server offers also tasty to look at. In terms of services inside machine, both are the same. Also many good provider can allow you to use snapshots with Cloud solution, so you can do an instant backup before doing any job and if that fails, simply revcert back to the snapshot within seconds.
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