Hosted vs in-house
Hosted services means that resources are available over the internet. Usually these resources, provided in the form of a service, are highly virtualized and extensible. Resources mostly consist of infrastructure, platforms and applications. In-house computing means maintaining all resources locally. Many companies choose this approach, although many ones found that cloud (or hosted) approach is more efficient and offers greater flexibily.
What is Hosted Services?
Essentially, hosted services is a technology to deliver various resources over the internet as services from a cloud server. Those who deliver it are, called service providers and those, who use it, are called the subscribers. Usually subscribers pay for subscription on a per-use basis. Hosted Services can be divided into several categories according to the type of provided services.
What is In-house Computing?
In-house computing means that all resources are stored and maintained locally by users. Until recently in-house network computing was the only available means of sharing resources. For instance, a company that chooses in-house computing, will have to buy, install and maintain all hardware, including servers. They will also need to install required applications in all company's computers. Usually there will be dedicated IT specialists to install and maintain the whole computing system.
Differences between In-house and Hosted Services?
Compared with in-house computing, hosted services has many
benefits. First of all, it is cheaper because of few initial setup
fees and fixed maintenance costs (while in-house computing might
increase in cost year after year). Besides, our hosted services run
in the cloud and are. Maintaining
an in-house staff for computing facilities is not only expensive but
also troublesome and hosted services always comes with expert
support and a set of applications and systems.
Cloud computing makes your IT resources much more efficient as you do not have to maintain numerous copies of many pieces of software in-house. Your risks of loosing vital information are reduced as cloud services by mydatapage offer routine automatic back-up copies of all your data.
Hosted services allows IT specialists to concentrate on important tasks rather than wasting time on hardware malfunctions or other similar problems. Furthermore, hosted services highly decreases your time-to-market.