5 Reasons You Must Opt for Dedicated Server Over Cloud Hosting
Despite the often-ctied benefits of cloud computing, there may still be some viable reasons to host your website or application on a dedicated server instead.
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The paradigm shift in IT infrastructure has made businesses migrate to the cloud because of the scalability, redundancy, and on-demand services that the cloud promises to deliver. Even with these considerable potentials offered by the cloud, there are certain limits such as inflexible operations, inexperience, and basic business needs that still requires dedicated server hosting solutions.
In this post, five reasons have been provided in support of the fact of why one should choose dedicated server hosting over cloud hosting solutions. Let us have a look.
The performance of the dedicated server on a per-dollar-basis has been considered the best to date as a properly configured dedicated server stands clearly incomparable. Most of the cloud system tends to share the network and underlying storage among different customers. This may cause the disk I/O to be uncertain. If another customer tries to commit the write request, the network witnesses a slowdown. This result in reduced performance which needs to be fixed to maintain the upstream of the network. However, the performance issue related to the VPS or cloud hosting is not fixable within the cloud hosting framework. You need to understand the difference between more storage and faster storage. It might be very easy for an enterprise to scale up the CPU and RAM by opting most cloud vendors, but scaling disk I/O is not at all possible. This is the reason why most of the enterprises still prefer EBS instance-based RAID arrays instead of the high disks I/O instances offered by cloud vendors.
To solve the complicated performance and reliability issues, transparency is required. Network and hardware issues are a common scenario with cloud services. Also, unlike cloud hosting, other users do not impact the workloads in dedicated server hosting. Since the cloud allows the users to share the documents and data across the platform among neighbors, the other resources such as the disk, RAM, CPU, and network equally get shared along. It might be effortless for users to migrate using the cloud, but a dedicated server always tries to prevent the users from this unnecessary migration by eliminating the root causes. The network uptime and hardware performances can be easily ruled out using a dedicated server hosting which allows the users to focus diagnostic efforts on the right problems.
There is a common myth that cloud hosting is inherently redundant, which is not at all the case. A node in the cloud computing model is never more reliable than a single dedicated server. The compute node in the cloud is usually a commodity server without the storage. If the node dies, it does affect your workloads to. The effect of the damage is similar to the one caused by the failure of the CPU, RAM, or power supply on a dedicated server. Redundancy is equally important for the cloud hosting, too. The added complexity and lack of transparency persist in single-cloud instances that make dedicated server hosting more reliable when compared.
A truly redundant cloud operation is very complex to operate. Even AWS cloud infrastructure also adds unnecessary layers of complexity which makes your IP addresses not to be bounded to any specific instances of EC2 automatically. However, with the dedicated server, these issues do not exist at all.
Undoubtedly, cloud costs more as compared to a simple dedicated server setup for a lot of small businesses, especially for the one who pertains to web development and design firms. When searching for a technology platform that ensures reliable performance for the websites, the dedicated server is apparently the most reasonable option to go with. Cloud computing models often struggle with either a large volume of sites or with high concurrency. The disk IO issues can be solved with the cloud by building RAID arrays out of the storage units, thereby resulting in higher cost models.
The dedicated server hosting ensures seamless business operations and offers control and flexibility to the business that helps the owners to install and configure their IT infrastructures.
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