About Us

IT Services

Understanding IT

News & Events



Contact Us

  • Register

Texas Professional IT Services LLC Blog

Comparing Physical and Virtual Servers

Comparing Physical and Virtual Servers

Every IT infrastructure needs a server to ensure that information is spread properly throughout the network. However, while servers were once tied to the business’ location, now they are also able to be virtualized in a cloud solution. This brings forth the question: which is better for your business’ needs? Let’s determine that by comparing and contrasting these two server options.

Benefits and Trade-Offs of Each Kind of Server
A physical server is precisely what it sounds like - a dedicated server that is actually located at your business’ address - while a virtual server is one that is virtualized on a piece of hardware elsewhere and delivered via the cloud. Each come with both advantages and disadvantages when weighed against the other, and even these are highly reliant upon your business’ particular circumstances. Take, for instance, our first comparison, the cost of each solution:

When it comes to cost, virtualized servers are similar to buying in bulk - it can make a lot of sense, but only if you actually use what you’re paying for. Many smaller organizations may find that the up-front costs associated with virtualization to be too big of a barrier, or that they simply don’t have enough need to warrant a switch. Furthermore, while maintaining an in-house physical server can be a costly endeavor, switching over and using the cloud can also become really expensive, really quickly, if your company (and thereby, your need) grows. Our professionals can help advise you on what your best move is.

The security of your business’ data is a completely crucial component of its overall success. A dedicated, in-house server is able to be tweaked to suit your business’ cybersecurity needs to your preferences and to any requirements your industry dictates through regulations. Due to the nature of the beast, a virtual server may not offer the same flexibility in meeting these important needs. With cyberattacks only increasing in cleverness, you will want to make sure that you have the highest possible protections keeping your entire business infrastructure, including your servers, secure. You want to be in control of how you are protecting your resources, something that a virtual server in a public cloud won’t allow you to do.

Disaster Recovery Capabilities
An on-premise server is automatically at a disadvantage to a hosted virtual server where disaster recovery and business continuity are concerned. After all, the hosted virtual server is going to be off-premises, and therefore protected from the disaster that strikes your business. On the flip side, a physical server is vulnerable in its location in the splash zone, whether that splash zone be literal or not.

With luck and the proper preparation, very little (if any) of your time will be spent dealing with the effects of a disaster, and you will be able to instead focus on growing your business. As a result, you may very well outgrow your current servers and need to expand. Of course, a disaster that you survive may leave some of your clientele in less-than-ideal straits, so there’s of course the chance that you may need to dial back a little as well. Both physical and virtual server deployments are technically capable of scalability, but the process is far easier with a server that is situated in the cloud, as resources can automatically be assigned to account for an increasing or decreasing workload. A physical server can be added to your infrastructure as well, but that often means a large expense, followed by extensive and time-consuming configuration and implementation. So, when it comes to scalability, a virtual server has the advantage.

Again, it is important to remember that no two businesses are the same, and the best choice for one (or even one thousand) may not be the best choice for the one that matters to you: yours. Call on the professionals at Texas Professional IT Services LLC to help you make the right choice. Give us a call at (832) 514-6260.

Where Does All That Lost Data Go?
Tip of the Week: Don’t Waste Capital In the Cloud


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Thursday, January 17, 2019
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Technology Best Practices Business Computing Cloud Privacy Network Security Productivity Cybersecurity User Tips Malware Tech Term Managed IT Services Communications Microsoft Smartphones Efficiency Backup Communication Internet Email Outsourced IT Hackers Software Android Browser Google Business Hardware Mobile Device VoIp Ransomware Small Business Data Backup Wi-Fi Data Smartphone Passwords Microsoft Office Holiday Applications IT Services Internet of Things Save Money Business Management Data Recovery Collaboration IT Support Hosted Solutions Network Cloud Computing Social Media Windows 10 Access Control Miscellaneous Users Mobile Devices Business Intelligence Managed IT Services Apps Saving Money Wireless Innovation Settings Twitter Patch Management Computer Word Password Phishing Data Breach Business Continuity Automation Workplace Tips VoIP Data Management Marketing Analytics Employer-Employee Relationship Router Office Government Blockchain Networking Bandwidth Information Excel Remote Monitoring and Management Alert Office 365 IT Support Artificial Intelligence Battery Virtualization BDR Tip of the week Spam Virus Website Cortana Scam Remote Computing Vulnerability Managed Service BYOD Law Enforcement Gadgets VPN Data Protection How To Cybercrime Tech Terms Chrome Compliance App Dark Web Workers Physical Security Retail Cost Management Managed IT Service Company Culture Connectivity Mobility Gmail Politics Virtual Assistant Mobile Device Management Computers Wireless Charging Windows Environment Google Maps Remote Control WhatsApp Telephony Biometrics Antivirus Streaming Media Business Technology HP Facebook Paste Amazon Training Tech Support User Tip Paper iPhone WannaCry Hybrid Cloud Wireless Internet Comparison IT budget Tactics Entertainment Medical IT Printer Server RAM Big Data e-waste Hiring/Firing Spam Blocking Analysis Voice over IP Access Staff Downloads Troubleshooting Document Management Inventory Security Cameras Machine Learning Ink Multi-Factor Security Touchscreen HIPAA Cables Help Desk Specifications Information Technology IT Management Maintenance Phone System SaaS Remote Support Server Printers Technology Tips Microsoft Teams Sales disposal Staffing Email Management News eCommerce Websites Trends Update Paperless Office Mobile Security Wearables Travel Telecommuting PowerPoint Shortcut Microsoft Office 365 Hard Drive Voice over Internet Protocol Upgrade Conferencing Internet Explorer GDPR Smart Technology Backup and Disaster Recovery Managing Stress Tablet Laptop Value Telephone System Online Shopping Safety A.I. Recovery Outlook Digital Operating System Automobile Telephone Systems Plug-In Education Millennials Telecommute Sports Authentication File Sharing Processors Hosted Solution Certification Content Filtering Network Attached Storage Threat Gadget Google Drive Storage Lead Generation Hard Drives G Suite Profitability Knowledge Cleaning Movies Managed IT Edge Proactive IT Live Streaming Remote Monitoring Data loss Authorization User Security Spyware Copy Licensing Server Management Printing Two-factor Authentication Error Apple SSD Bring Your Own Device Eliminating Downtime Files Database Reporting Botnet Disaster Recovery Dongle Unified Communications Quick Tips Thank You CrashOverride WiFi Congratulations Healthcare Emergency Regulation

Latest News & Events

Texas Professional IT Services LLC is proud to announce the launch of our new website at http://www.texproit.com. The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our ser...

Contact Us

Learn more about what Texas Professional IT Services LLC can do for your business.

Call Us Today
Call us today
(832) 514-6260

1209 Decker Dr.
STE 202

Baytown, Texas 77520