Event starts in...

Your Guide for Comparing On-Premise and Hosted Cloud UC

Thursday 16 March 2017

According to media partner CommsTrader, businesses across the globe have been moving away from their on-premise UC solutions and replacing them with apparently more versatile cloud-based options. While some organisations remain wary when it comes to trusting the cloud completely, others have thrown their investment into cloud-hosted UC with vigour – apparently ready to take on the innovation that lies ahead.

From the moment we first began to explore the opportunities afforded by hosted UC, businesses across the globe have been moving away from their on-premise UC solutions and replacing them with apparently more versatile cloud-based options. While some organisations remain wary when it comes to trusting the cloud completely, others have thrown their investment into cloud-hosted UC with vigour – apparently ready to take on the innovation that lies ahead.

If you’re not sure whether you’re ready for the world of cloud hosted UC yourself, it may be a good idea to look at the way On-premise and cloud hosted UC differs to help inform your decision. Some of the areas that we’ll look at today to help you make your choice will include capital expenditure, installation expenses, migration strategies, and more.

CAPEX versus OPEX

Cost will always be an important factor to consider when it comes to implementing a new business strategy. Hosted cloud UC services are known for offering minimal capital expenditure costs, because you don’t have to pay for any hardware, power, rack space, or anything else. At the end of the day, all you need to purchase is phones – and this means a huge reduction in initial investment when you compare all the buying you might have to do for an on-premise solution. Indeed, the larger your enterprise is, the greater your capital expenditure costs will be.

Of course, capital expenditures aren’t necessarily the only costs that your business must think about. Installation costs are often a concern too – particularly in on-premise UC solutions. With on-premise options, the installation costs are high because you need to pay contractors and staff members, as well as shelling out cash to get the hardware installed. Alternatively, with a cloud solution there are no installation costs at all for most businesses.

Overall, the Hosted UC total cost of ownership savings can be substantial, as many aspects of owning an on-premise solution are far more expensive than working through the cloud.

Migration Strategies and Licensing

Implementing on-premise UC can be a challenge if you haven’t got the in-house skills. Your teams need to remove and replace all the existing infrastructure that might be in place, which often leads to significant communication downtime and some problems along the way. For an on-premise UC solution to be implemented across an entire company, the process can take weeks if not months.. On the other hand, IT teams can implement new hosted cloud UC features along the existing communication systems in place. As you grow and thrive as a business, you can scale your hosted offerings as you see fit, allowing IT to roll out additional features at will.

Read more here: CommsTrader

Top