How is on-premise working for you? Realistically, keeping your systems and applications on-prem won’t last forever. We’re experiencing a shift in that some software and technologies are only available in the cloud.
Not only are we seeing this push, but no matter the industry, organizations are preparing for future disruption through their investments now. Cloud has become a necessary transformation that helps orgs do just that. If you’re concerned about the potential of a future pandemic, recession, data breach or ransomware attack, assess whether on-prem will help you sustain business and even scale through chaos.
Let’s jump into the major differences between on-premises and the cloud.
76 percent of companies are rapidly moving their security to the cloud. They’re doing away with static, inherently insecure legacy systems in favor of more dynamic, nimble, and integrated cloud and network systems that are secure by design*.
*AWS Secure Cloud Transformation E-Book
Difference 1: On-prem hardware is a nuisance to maintain.
Not only that, it’s expensive. If your hardware is aging without being supported, your processes are working against you.
Why continue to invest in outdated hardware that’s no longer compatible with your applications, may no longer be supported, takes too much time to maintain, and costs more each year?
Moving to the cloud means you no longer have to maintain hardware, and you don’t have to replace anything. There’s less upkeep and no more wasted time or money fixing legacy systems.
Difference 2: On-prem costs are fixed whether or not you use all those resources. The cloud scales with your business.
With on-prem hardware you need to worry about powering it, cooling it, and these costs can be forgotten, but add up quickly.
Another maintenance cost is IT personnel. On-prem requires physical maintenance. If you have on-premise equipment, a good amount of your IT department’s time is going to be spent on menial tasks like making sure everything is running properly. However, by migrating to the cloud, these tasks disappear.
Cloud solutions typically offer payments that scale up or down with your business. This gives you more control over money coming in and out. With Cloud, you pay for what you use making it more cost effective.
Difference 3: Dealing with physical on-prem servers poses risks you don’t have to worry about in the cloud.
Your on-prem data centers can actually add more to your plate and slow you down.
On-Prem makes for more vulnerability in emergencies in a physical environment, like a fire or break-in, as well as security breaches. These are situations that are very difficult to recover from and could mean experiencing total data loss.
Cloud can offer 24/7 surveillance and regular backups that protect you in the case of an attack so you can quickly rebound. Plus, you don’t have to worry about the risks associated with physical servers.
Difference 4: Your OnBase runs better in the cloud.
Frustration with on-prem systems is understandable. You applications and integrations may be outdated or no longer be compatible, leaving you with clunky interfaces, no mobile device support, and limited remote access. It can also make collaboration more difficult – both with external partners and when setting up shared spaces.
The cloud is designed for continual modification, building, and integration. This makes OnBase easier to maintain and add on new features and applications that help you grow. Think workflow automation, low-code development tools, or Robotic Process Automation.
Difference 5: The right cloud partner makes on-prem feel primitive.
It’s important to plan and prepare well for a cloud migration. The right partner will help you get there.
The DataBank Cloud was developed specifically for organizations looking to move OnBase to the cloud.
We understand your OnBase, but we also are experts in cloud, process improvement and automation, and change management.
We’re a partner, not another software vendor. We help you strategize and roadmap your migration, and then once you’re in the cloud, we take on monitoring and maintenance so you don’t have to worry about it.
If you’re On-Prem and planning to move your content management system to the cloud, DataBank is your partner to guide you and help you maintain it once you get there.
The Bottom Line
On-prem holds you back from becoming more agile, sustaining business throughout disruption, and staying competitive.
The cloud offers predictability on-prem could never. Cloud has become that necessary transformation that helps you do just that.