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Why always Microsoft?

Dear Sir or Madam,
From hour 0, grown through innovation and within an initially very clear market, today the state-of-the-art status. The software star Microsoft can be found in almost every crack today, whether in the private sector or as a business solution. However, nowadays the feeling is arising that innovation has had to give way to strategic thinking and that a certain sluggishness has crept in where creativity and spirit used to thrive. It cannot be denied that the solutions are not bad at all and that they provide great services both in business and privately. But does the rigorous move into the cloud, which is currently taking place, end in a Going to Canossa? This move is not in everyone's interest at all, because now you are supposed to give up even the last bit of independence.

So why is the willingness to switch to alternative solutions so low?

A question that can roughly be answered like this:

Humans are creatures of habits. Once they have found a solution that works for them (even with compromises) and they have gotten used to it, they no longer want to leave this "safe terrain". This behavior is difficult to break, unless fears or worries about the solution arise, which are greater than the fears and worries that an alternative solution might bring less benefit or even harm the project. 

But doesn't this behavior prevent progress and, moreover, the possibility of finding and implementing an even better fitting solution? Better suited by perhaps a greater data protection, lower costs or more security with the same benefit? Or without the worries of shooting your data and essential apps up into the cloud?

Maybe it's time to take a look around and inform yourself, at least within your own comfort zone. You don't have to knock everything over at once... but you can try to take a sneak peak.
Dare to look beyond the horizon

What is more resilient: all data on-premises, in the cloud or a mixture

of both?

Data here, data there, data everywhere. They are the most important asset of most companies and arguably the most mined resource in the world. But where to put all that stuff? After all, you have to store it, because data needs to be available on demand. In order to continue to have access to the company's fuel in the event of a crisis, the information or its storage location should demonstrate a certain resilience. After reading the headline, most of you will now think: Yes, of course! It should be decentralized. But in what sense? Multicloud, multi-on-prem or rather in a hybrid operation? When looking at the risks of the individual strategies, it quickly becomes apparent that with a multicloud solution you do have good diversification, but you simply don't have any of your data in your own hands. So you are completely dependent and never really know in which areas of our planet the data is flying around. 

Multi-on-prem is pure luxury - in the truest sense of the word - because not only are you in control of your own data at all times, but you can also determine the level of your security systems yourself - but only when you have some extra dollars to spend.

The hybrid variant is a mixture of both. It therefore comes with with the advantages and disadvantages of the other strategies, meaning a good diversification and ensuring data sovereignty plus moderate costs.

But what is the most resilient?

The hybrid solution would be the most capable one to counteract the risks of a crisis, because it is possible to use the cloud portion as a multicloud strategy. This would give you the greatest diversification, while still remaining in control of at least part of your own data and not becoming completely dependent.

So how do you handcraft such a hybrid solution?

It's actually quite simple: with a smart on-prem solution that offers the basics of a private cloud, but also allows cloud storage to be integrated. The advantages of both worlds, united under a single roof.
Discover FileCloud as the optimal solution
Did our tips help you? As always, we look forward to your feedback and are of course always there for you if you have any questions.

Kind regards,
Frederik Heller
beyond SSL GmbH