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  • Difference between eNlight Cloud v/s Dedicated Server

    What is the difference between eNlight Cloud and Dedicated Server?​


  • #2
    Hello,

    Here is the distiction between the duo on the basis of - Flexibility, Scalability and Security

    Flexibility


    Cloud - Enables an organization to react faster to business needs with greater operational efficiency.

    Dedicated Server - Lack of agility becomes a roadblock for businesses with fluctuating resource demands

    Scalability

    Cloud - Allows for Vertical & Horizontal scaling of resources without hampering performance. Scaling happens on the fly without human intervention, downtime or reboot.

    Dedicated Server - Limited scalability options. It requires proper sizing and planning to achieve scalability. This may thus result in investment of unused resources. Downtime and human intervention is mandatory for scaling​

    Security
    Cloud - Offers Virtual firewall Options for advanced security & supported like as VPN, DMZ, intrusion detection, anti-malware and DDoS protection

    Dedicated Server - Excellent (Fortigate, Cisco and Cyberoam are few firewall options) Options for advanced security. Supported such as VPN, DMZ, intrusion detection, anti-malware and DDoS protection

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    • #3
      Hi,

      Here are some of the points of difference

      Restoration/Replication

      Very little time is required to restore from a backup in case of cloud. Also multiple instances can be created for high availability within short duration without affecting the master
      For dedicated servers, the OS or other software needs re-installation & restoration. Replication is time consuming due to installation and migration of programs and data

      High Availability

      Cloud is a best solution for apps that require high availability owing to the availability of resource pool and quick snap shot based replication
      However in Dedicated servers a single node failure can cause disaster. Load balancing and clustering is required for higher availability

      RAID

      Cloud needs no need for RAID configuration whereas RAID can be configured for Dedicated Servers

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