Cloud-Based vs Hosted Applications

VirtualDesktopNicholas Carr in the best valuable books of The Big Switch irrelevant how cloud computing is changing the way businesses, communities and individuals live and work. He explained the change by plugging in the power grid switching to a hundred years ago. Companies that used to generate their own electricity for the electric utility company made to them. He said the same thing happening in the world today many computers. Before cloud computing, software companies rely on traditional client-server. Due to the greater demand in terms of size and security, and hosted cloud applications comes as a solution. Others say that the two applications are the same. This article aims to explain the differences between the two in terms of size, security and cost.Scale.

Cloud applications are available to anyone with web-enabled device and a reliable internet connection. There are several cloud applications available that can serve the needs of the user. When a user has an application that you want, it only pays a monthly or annual rate for using the application. Cloud providers establish and maintain applications for customers. On the other hand, the host application is offered to customers with a license fee, and the customer usually pays for all the IT infrastructure and support services required. Hosted applications to access the Internet or a private network.Security.

Actually, both applications and cloud hosted applications that offer security to their customers in the same way that banks offer security money. Both provide access to comprehensive security, backup, recovery, and support services. The difference lies in the level of privacy for storage. While the cloud application is stored “in the cloud” providers (eg Google, Oracle), applications are stored on the server host specific to a particular client or a particular group of clients. Most host applications provide “Five Nines” (99.999%) uptime, which equates to a five minute downtime year.Cost.

Compared to running their own server hosted software, companies using cloud applications certainly reduce costs by increasing efficiency. First, they need to implement the IT team to maintain their systems. Secondly, they can take advantage of new applications and technologies available to provide without incurring additional costs. Third, they can focus on their core business rather than IT issues. Fourth, they only pay a fraction of the total cost of application, hardware, system support and upgrades. Fifth, they keep customers from constant capital expenditure required if they run their own server client software. Cloud applications when compared to the host application, the application is still low cloud costly.To further comparison of cloud and hosted applications, listed below are the pros and applications offered in disadvantages.Cloud customers with a very affordable price. The lack of cloud applications include the need for re-application to conform to existing cloud and difficulty integrating the two applications as befits the needs customers.on on the other hand, the host application is still owned by the customer. Server provides only provide space, support and maintenance. Shortage of applications that will be held the inability to access the system downtime and the need for higher bandwidth, especially if the system works with the scan images.In general though, the choice between the two services are still depending on customer needs. If the customer is intended for a more economical solution, the cloud applications would pick better. However, if security is a top priority for business, the host application will be a better choice.