Undoubtedly, cloud computing has risen in functionality, and thus has experience an increase in adoption by small and large companies alike. However, there are still many enterprises using on-premises architecture. As with most business decisions, there is no such thing as a sliver bullet. Business leaders must weigh their options when it comes to security concerns, labor and maintenance costs, and even physical space. The best decision is a decision well-researched.
In this report, we explain the differences between deploying enterprise software solutions in cloud and on-premises. It explores:
- The benefits and drawbacks of deploying a cloud solution
- Advantages of maintaining an on-premises IT architecture, as well as where it can limit you
- Industry research on cloud adoption
- Examples of successes and failures for each deployment in an enterprise setting