On-premise vs hosted explained
On-Premise Private database
An on-premise database is where your data is stored and run from an internal site. The perception of an in-house database is that they are well protected because they are, A: located in an area you know well and, B: operated and manned by your in-house IT department.
One benefit of having an on-premise database is complete control over security, scalability and configuration. However, this is all dependent on your site’s ability to upscale.
Furthermore, you can add or remove as many additions as you see fit. So, if you have an expert team manning the servers, you can create a database tailor-made for your needs.
A hosted database is managed by a mediating third-party provider. While with an on-premise data server, you need to invest in your security and control, making you vulnerable if your IT department isn’t well versed in data security. With a hosted database, the provider is a specialist in this field.
Here are a few of the main benefits of a hosted data server:
Access to additional resources, unlimited scalability, easy to use dashboard system, and an expert support team who have expertise in server management.
Cost-saving: A hosted data server provides you with all the benefits of an off-premise server with additional extra perks, but for a cheaper cost. You save money on expenses as well as hardware, labour, and maintenance costs.
Why not on-premise?
The main benefit of on-premise over hosted data servers is the ability to have control over your server. However, the caveat is that it becomes your responsibility to purchase, run, and secure your server. Expenses brought on by hardware costing, software licensing and repairing failures can drive up pricing. Also, the continuous advancement in database technology means more hardware needs to be continuously purchased to keep up with modern technology.
Data security is a growing issue. A study by Imperva found that the number of data breaches is growing by 30 per cent annually while the number of records compromised increases by an average of 224 per cent. And a lot of this is down to stakeholders relying on on-premise databases. Almost half (46 per cent) of all on-premise databases worldwide contain known, addressable vulnerabilities – with more than half (56 per cent) of those classed as high or critical severity. UK-based companies are more vulnerable than the average. Sixty-one per cent of UK databases contain vulnerabilities, with an average of 37 per database. (Imperva)
Hosted data servers offer a better solution to on-premises databases. Clients get access to all server utilities without incurring additional expenses in hardware costs, software licensing or maintenance. You no longer need to be concerned about hardware breaking down or websites going down, and the upscale potential of your website is unlimited. At Execview, the formulation of our software is our commitment to security. We are ISO 9001 and 27001 certified. All data stored is in servers operated by a top-rated and highly secure data centre. Our software allows you to limit access by roles and profiles. We consider ourselves prequalified in all areas of data security. Our staff are all security cleared, and all your data is encrypted to guarantee privacy and application security.
Don’t waste time looking for other PPM software that will securely host your data. Execview will provide all you need.