When it comes to cloud computing, the saying “every cloud has a silver lining” is true, especially when compared to an on-premise deployment. Clouds offer many advantages — faster deployments, more reliability, improved business flexibility, and reduced costs and complexities. These advantages may explain why the adoption of cloud-based solutions, including CRM Clouds and Project Management Clouds show no sign of slowing down. Check out this CapGemini video about enterprise cloud adoption and attitudes.
We’ve been hosting Microsoft applications (Project Server, SharePoint and Dynamics CRM) for more than a decade. One thing that has changed recently is the question “why the cloud” doesn’t come up as often in conversations. Now we get: “which cloud is right for me – a public cloud, or private cloud?”
The reasons for choosing a private cloud over a public cloud all come down to a fundamental need for customization and business fit. Like an on-premise deployment, a private cloud gives you more options and additional advantages such as:
- a dedicated solutions infrastructure, whether virtual or physical
- applications integration, add-ons apps and/or custom code
- real-time reports and business intelligence
- specific security policies
Beyond these private cloud advantages, a hosted PPM private cloud from Project Hosts also offers additional benefits such as our renowned Person-2-Person™ support, and business flexibility. For a more detailed comparison of a (partner hosted) private cloud and a public cloud, visit these pages: