Cloud & On-Premise Infrastructure Convergence

aNetworks provides a full range of convergence solutions for cloud including on-premise, hosted cloud options, and hybrid services.

At aNetworks, we work with your business to define goals and determine which cloud solution is best based on your unique needs.

Our cloud and on-premise infrastructure convergence experts are vendor agnostic and take time to learn the ins and outs of your business so that they can serve you best and continuously exceed expectations.

Dependence on cloud-based services has skyrocketed in the last decade. Businesses of all sizes depend on cloud-based services to run their business. There are many benefits of cloud including low upfront costs, scalability, and flexibility. As a result, moving to the cloud is a great opportunity for businesses.

However, before making the switch to the cloud, it is important to consider your entire IT infrastructure. Our consultants help you answer the question “Should I choose on-premise or in the cloud?”

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Cloud & On-Prem Infrastructure Convergence Benefits

Specifically, the following are some of the key topics that our consultants work with you in order to find the best solution for your business:

The total cost of ownership

Our consultants work with you to determine the full expense of operating and owning on-premise infrastructure compared with the cost of a cloud-based solution. The price of on-premise technology requires more money upfront. However, cloud-based services usually use a subscription-based service that requires a monthly or annual fee.

As a result, it is important to calculate the total cost of ownership, both long-term and short-term, before deciding. Our consultants work with you to calculate the full costs and offer the best solutions based on your budget.

Scalability, flexibility, and ease of use

The cloud allows your business great flexibility and scalability, all with user-friendly applications that minimize downtime. Our consultants will work with you to determine your business growth goals and decide which solutions would help you get there the fastest.

Labor, maintenance, and upgrade effort

If you choose to go the on-premise route, then your IT staff or Managed Service Provider will be wholly responsible for maintaining the system and running all updates. Our consultants work with you to determine if this is a viable option for your business, based on IT staff, industry requirements and needs, and more.

Backup and disaster recovery

In order to decide between the cloud and on-premise infrastructure solutions, you need to determine the cloud provider’s backup and disaster recovery capabilities. This is why our consultants help you research and vet all SLA agreements to determine which cloud-provider best protects your data.

Unlimited remote access

The cloud enables your business to be on-the-go more than ever before. Cloud-based services make it easy for your employees to communicate and collaborate no matter where they are. However, not every business requires the same level of mobility. As a result, our consultants work with you to determine which elements of the cloud would benefit you as well as which ones you could go without, which saves you time and money.

Cloud-exclusive applications

Developers and cloud providers are constantly releasing new services and updates to services. By choosing the cloud, you have instant access to cloud-exclusive applications. Furthermore, many of these applications are a key element in increasing productivity and getting you closer to your business goals.


Public cloud solutions allow remote access and often result in multiple users accessing the same servers and networks. As a result, if certain best practices are not followed like MFA and formal security awareness training, the cloud can present security risks.

Unlike the cloud, on-premise cannot be accessed over the internet and your business maintains complete ownership and control of your data. If your business stores, transmits or uses sensitive data, then on-premise might be the solution for you. Our consultants work with you to determine ways to strengthen your security no matter what solution you go with. Furthermore, our consultants can ensure whatever system you implement follows whatever compliance regulations and requirements you may need to meet.


On-premise solutions are customizable to your current IT infrastructure. As a result, if you have specific requirements for your business, then on-premise might be the way to go. However, in some circumstances, the cloud can also provide an opportunity for customization. Our experts can dive into the possibilities and limitations of customization with on-premise solutions as well as the cloud.

Cloud and On-Premise Infrastructure Convergence

The cloud and on-premise solutions both have appealing benefits. However, not every business requires the totality of what each solution provides. Our consultants work with you to determine which elements of each solution you need as well as which you could go without. As a result, you save time and money.

If you are deciding between the cloud and on-premise solutions or looking to combine both, then our cloud consultants are here to help.

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