Pros Fast Setup Low Cost Point No Server Maintenance Pay as you go Scalability Bundle of services Cons No access to server Connecting to external databases Migration can be challenging (potential third party tools) BI – Performance Point and external data. Security - Leap of faith for some CIOs
Considerations Monthly Cost Storage Space Service Service Level Agreement Technical Support What are the terms if I cancel? Will the provider assist with migrating to another server?
Pros Little Server maintenance No Equipment 99.9999% up time Disaster Recovery Speed Storage Security Cons Cost – dedicated is always more expensive then shared More technical knowledge needed then Office 365
Pros Speed Storage Security Flexibility Server Access Configure on your terms/needs You own it Cons Technical Ability on staff or outsourced Equipment Up time……..99.9999???? Disaster Recover. Must have a good plan Higher Maintenance cost Overall Responsibility You own it On Premise
10 scenarios to help your decision 1.Customizations 2.Claims Based Authentication 3.Cross Site Publishing 4.BI (Performance Point is on premise only) 5.Customizing user search experience 6.Alternate Access Mapping 7.Shredded Storage 8.Usage Reporting 9.Remote Blob Storage 10.Request Throttling
Overall Considerations Office Integration User Access – AD vs. Claims Based Auth User Experience – Design Integration with other applications Connectivity Security Data Roadmap for environment along with Business needs