There’s no shortage of information available on the topic of whether to choose a public or private cloud to host essential business software — including Sage ERP. Much of that information comes from the big public cloud players, such as Amazon, Google Cloud, and AWS. Amidst the information, however, is a great deal of misinformation. To help set the record straight, we’ve debunked five common myths and misconceptions surrounding private cloud deployments. The facts help explain why a private hosted cloud is the best option for companies looking to move Sage ERP to the cloud.
- Private cloud isn’t scalable
Private cloud infrastructure, when designed correctly, is highly scalable, providing horsepower far beyond what individual companies can typically build in house. And the best private cloud service providers are agile enough to expand and extend their offerings quickly to meet increased demands.
- Private clouds cannot provide the same level of security as public clouds
Private cloud hosting providers like Cloud at Work utilize identical security protocols as public clouds — and in some instances even more robust protocols. For example, Cloud at Work’s Tier 4 (highest classification) data centers have 24 x7 x 365 support and monitoring, are geo-diverse, and deliver one-to-four-hour disaster recovery time objectives. We invite you to compare our metrics to any public cloud offering.
- Private cloud is only for small-to-medium businesses
In general, larger enterprises tend to have more workloads and applications that run in a public cloud, which has unlimited capacity to handle these workloads. However, regardless of business size, at least 75% of all workloads fall under the “predictable” category — and these workloads run best in a private cloud — and can cost much less than public cloud.
- I have to build a private cloud myself
Most private cloud deployments are not built and maintained by an individual company. Private cloud hosting service providers, like Cloud at Work, are the primary providers of private cloud hosting centers.
- If I choose a private cloud, I don’t have access to the public cloud
In fact, 85% of companies utilize a hybrid cloud model, where they host some of their applications on a private cloud and others on a public cloud. For example, it’s common for an organization to host their Sage ERP on a private cloud and run other business applications, like Microsoft Office 365, over a public cloud.
Why private cloud is the best option for Sage Cloud Hosting
In this article, we outlined some of the unique advantages a private cloud deployment holds over the public could option. In summary, by eliminating the layers of bureaucracy between you and your ERP, a private cloud provider can offer you better flexibility, control, availability, security, and service.
Cloud at Work is a private cloud service designed specifically to host Sage ERP. In addition to our team of cloud experts, our staff includes some of the keenest and most experienced Sage minds in the country — ready to provide world-class service to Sage business partners and their customers. It’s an application focus and a level of service unmatched among other cloud service providers — public or private.
Do you have questions about moving Sage ERP to the cloud? We’ve answered some of the most common questions here, and we welcome the opportunity to speak with you about how we may be able to help your organization. Give us a call at 800-719-3307.