To make the leap to the cloud, you should compare the cost and manageability of in-house servers to the cost and manageability of external hosting to the cost and manageability of RedPeak Solutions’ Virtual Private Data Center offering.
The initial comparisons can be made on cost; looking at purchasing resources with depreciation versus leasing the same resources. However, the ultimate decision to move to a new solution should be based on more subtle factors such as;
- lease versus own,
- rapid provisioning,
- reduced time-to-market
- compelling event ( i.e.; an upcoming release, a new marketing campaign)
In most cases, the best way to move is incrementally and gradually based on a pilot trial project.