Since the appearance of cloud servers, more and more companies have doubts when choosing between the typical physical server or cloud server. In some cases, businesses start by storing their documents on multiple computers, and when they run out of space, they store it on physical servers. However, there always comes a time when having a server room and all the inconvenience that can cause makes one consider moving to cloud servers.
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What is a server?
The server is a computer equipment that supplies information (images, videos, text files, applications, your web page...) to clients, which may be people or other equipment connected to it. There are two types of servers:
- Physical server: This server is found “physically” in hardware, often in specific company rooms.
- cloud server: With this server, all the information stored is in the cloud, in a virtual infrastructure.
Cloud server vs physical server
One of the most important aspects when choosing one of the two options is the costs. On the one hand, the prices of a local server they tend to be tall, since you have to acquire licenses and services for its operation, and they require a infrastructure Y maintenance constant. In addition, the costs of other devices such as routers, cooling systems, security and extinction must also be added.
Instead, the cloud servers are cheaper Since it is not necessary to have a physical space, you can choose plan that best suits our needs and the supplier from service takes care of its maintenance. In addition, with providers such as Google CloudPlatform You can save even more by hiring only the service you need.
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2. Technological upgrade
Technology is changing by leaps and bounds, this is indisputable. One of the decisive aspects when choosing a server may be its technological update.
On the one hand, physical servers they are made up of hardware and software that is installed in the process of their implementation. This can mean that, after a while, they remain obsolete. Instead, cloud servers can be constantly updated without spending more effort on it.
If your company is growing and you need your resources to adapt to each phase of your company, it is best to hire a cloud server. For example, with Google CloudPlatform increase or decrease the resources you have no need for long waits and of very easy way. Remember that if you have a physical server, you may have to buy new devices or invest in migrations.
Accessing the information you have stored can become a problem if you have a local server. In this case, your access is usually limited, as it is in a fitness room. In the case of wanting to access remotely, there may be a high security risk.
Instead, with the cloud server it is easy to access your information since it is not stored on a single device. This means being able to access any moment and from any place.
Which cloud server to choose?
If you are already a user of G Suite (now Google Workspace) and all the tools of Google, and you know all its benefits, the best solution will be to stay with Google CloudPlatform (GCP). It is the infrastructure in the Google cloud that allows:
- increase the security with GCP
- Reduce costs in infrastructure and unused services, thanks to payment for services.
- make the company more scalable
- have older accessibility to the data
- make the company more intelligent, thanks to services like GCP BigQuery, either Google Cloud Platform Machine Learning.
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Among the most requested services of Google Cloud Platform are gcp vpn, Google Cloud Storage either GCP Kubernetes. This option is also being chosen a lot in the following situations:
1. Companies with websites in Wordpress
If you have a Wordpress website and you are interested in finding a good Hosting option, GCP also offers Google Cloud Platform Wordpress. Depending on the web you have (traffic and desired control), GCP can be implemented in different ways. These include GCP Marketplace, Kubernetes Engine, App Engine, or any of the GCP plugins for Wordpress.
2. Companies that want to enhance Oracle workloads with GCP
If your company is using the services of Oracle and you want to reduce TCO, increase availability and simplify center and database management, Google Cloud Oracle Database it will be a good choice. Google Cloud offers several migration strategies (change of host, platform or code) that will allow you to start taking advantage of Google Cloud Platform easily.