Emergent competition has indeed provoked the essentiality of unflawed integration - of breakthrough strategies and technologies. Abundance of several options may baffle you while making a right choice to leverage your business in the digital economy. Hereby, my blog will give an insight of the twain servers - dedicated and cloud.

Let me first proceed with the Dedicated Server

Dedicated Server: The word 'Dedicated' connotes, leasing of dedicated server by a single client to fulfill business requisites. Entire resources of the server are exceptionally exercised by the proprietor of the server. It stands ahead of shared and VPS hosting server, both in features, and in prices. Conversely, a standard dedicated server runs single OS, preferred by the proprietor.

Cloud Server: Cloud Server refers to a cluster of multiple server-based resources, available for access to the users, over the network (Internet) to quench computing needs. The server works on virtualization.

Cloud facilitates user to access data from anywhere, anytime; irrespective of the machine constraint. One can access data using any Internet ready devices, such as mobile, desktop, laptop, tablets, etc. In addition to allowing storage of data remotely on the cloud server, it wipes out the need for installing multiple applications on the client system, and gives extensive pool of computing resources for expeditious functionality.

How Is Dedicated Server Different From Cloud Server

-Scalability: Resources, such as memory, hard disk, CPU can be easily scaled up or down by simply demanding a reboot. Cloud instances can be swiftly replicated. On the other hand, dedicated server runs with specific hardware specifications; hence, little-bit time is required to scale up/down, as per the requirements. For this, it may ask the client to shut down the server. For template creation, installation and other settings are required.

-Security Compliance: Cloud shares a common resource pooling, whereas in dedicated server, the complete resources are dedicated to a single client. Hence, security is of highest standards in Dedicated Server.

-Data Restoration: Cloud Server allows creating multiple instances, and restoring from a backup without consuming much time. On the other hand, in dedicated server, software/hardware needs to get re-installed, which might consume some time.

-Availability: Due to large resource pooling, cloud Servers offer high availability for business-critical applications, whereas a single fault in dedicated server can cause delay, and demand expensive options, such as clustering and load balancing.

-Cost: Cloud Servers works on flexible pay-per-use model, which means, a user needs to pay only for the resources he/she has utilized, hence, cost-effective. Whereas, dedicated server works on uniform billing cycle, independent of the resource usage that makes it an expensive deal.

I hope, this blog will help you choosing right solution for your business.