In March 2017, Tech Pro Research conducted a survey to get an idea of what companies are moving to the cloud, what they’re keeping in the data center, and who within organizations is pushing for a move to the cloud.

Here are some of the findings from the survey:

-A hybrid deployment is the norm.
-Fifty-eight percent of respondents said their companies have moved at least one application to the cloud, while still hosting data in the data center.
-Only one out of 12 companies have all their applications in the cloud.
-Almost half of respondents from full-cloud companies said executives led the push to the cloud, as opposed to 29% of respondents from companies that kept some applications in the data center.
-Once companies moved to the cloud, they tended to stay there. Nearly half (48%) of respondents said their companies weren’t considering moving any apps back to the data center.
-Web services is a popular application to have in the cloud. Among companies that have some of their applications in the cloud, 55% have moved web services.

At Alhambra we are able to accommodate the needs of any company looking to move applications to the cloud or looking to keep them in a data center…Or, even better looking for that hybrid solution. As noted in the research mention above, the hybrid deployment is certainly becoming the norm and we believe the dual plan is going to be staying as a popular and at times, necessary solution.

What are the differences between the two? Is a cloud a data center? Is a data center a cloud? Or are they two completely different things?
The terms “cloud” and “data center” may sound like interchangeable technical jargon or trendy buzz words referring to the same infrastructure, but the two computing systems have less in common than the fact that they both store data. 

Although both types of computing systems can store data, as a physical unit, only a data center can store servers and other equipment. As such, cloud service providers use data centers to house cloud services and cloud-based resources. For cloud-hosting purposes, vendors also often own multiple data centers in several geographic locations to safeguard data availability during outages and other data center failures.
For companies considering whether or not to use cloud computing versus staying with or building their own data center, there are three primary factors affecting their decision: their business needs, data security and system costs.

Reach out to us today and let us guide you through the process of finding out what is best for you organization.

Your US Alhambra Team

Business News Daily – Sarah Angeles “Cloud Vs. Data Center”
TechPro Research – Cloud Vs. Data Center