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Hybrid vs On-Premise vs Cloud

Understanding what is meant by Hybrid vs On-Premise vs Cloud is one of the first steps in understanding which environment is right for you. When choosing an innovative business platform, it helps you understand the environment you will need to be the most successful. In this post, we define each one of these, identify the pros and cons of each environment, and then let you know how our TrombaAI platform can be adjusted to meet those needs.

An On-premise solution is a more traditional way of standing up a software solution. Everything in this method is housed in your environment. On-premise allows for deep integration into a business's existing infrastructure. One of the benefits of selecting an on-premise solution is that you have better control over the data and your environment. Everything is configured in your environment under your policies and rules. However, that means that everything is dependent on your resources.

Advantages of using On-Premise solutions:

  • Better Control and Data Privacy – With on-premise solutions, you always have access to your infrastructure and systems. It already falls under your existing security policies without any further customization required.

  • Ability to customize – Each company has its own unique challenges to deal with. On-premise allows each company to customize its solution around its business.

  • Uninterrupted Use and High Performance – it can operate without an internet connection. Therefore disruptions in internet service don't interrupt your business.

Some disadvantages of On-Premise solutions:

  • High Installation Costs – On-premise software often requires high initial installation costs and can have additional costs for equipment, supplies, software maintenance, and updates.

  • Time-Consuming – On-premise solutions involve your resources, including staff and hardware, to be successful. Conflicting priorities throughout companies can stretch those resources thin and therefore take longer to start up or complete.

Cloud solutions are exactly what they sound like. They are on a cloud server which is accessed via the internet. Cloud applications allow for anywhere use—whether through a responsive web UI, mobile application, or other methods such as email integration. Cloud solutions can also be divided into private or public clouds. Public cloud solutions involve public clouds that multiple companies can take advantage of. These are usually cost-efficient and ready to go. However, you don't own that cloud server, so it comes with concerns. Private clouds are generally more expensive, but they are indeed yours. Nobody else would have access to it.

Advantages of cloud-based solutions:

  • Cost-Effective – It eliminates the capital expense of purchasing computer hardware software and setting up data centers.

  • High Speed and Performance– Most cloud computing services are available on-demand and self-service. It's available when you need it with a few clicks. It can be run on a series of servers that will increase performance.

  • Improved Reliability and Security– Cloud computing allows for multiple sites, which allows for redundancy, making built-in data backups and business continuity easier. It also has a broad set of policies and controls that strengthen the safety of your data and applications from potential threats.

Disadvantages of cloud-based solutions:

  • Vendor Lock-In – Migrating from one cloud solution can be complicated and time-consuming. Once you pick your vendor, they may not be able to fully integrate or migrate to a different cloud solution should you decide to switch.

  • Minimal Control – Since the service provider owns and controls cloud infrastructure, you have less control from a hardware perspective.

Hybrid environments are a combination of on-premise and cloud-based solutions. Many organizations turn to hybrid technology as it provides the same benefits of an on-premise environment with the additional capabilities offered with cloud applications.

Advantages of Hybrid Solutions:

  • Cost-Friendly – It allows you to determine how you want to spend your resources. If you don't have the available resource, it enables you to utilize the ones you do rather than having them sit idle.

  • Better Control – Allows you to utilize a private infrastructure for more sensitive data that you want better control over.

  • Increased Flexibility – It allows you to access the cloud when you want it. It also allows you to take advantage of fail-over systems if and when they become necessary.

  • Easy to Transition – The hybrid cloud allows you to migrate to the cloud gradually by phasing in workloads over time.

Disadvantages of Hybrid Solutions:

  • Infrastructure Compatibility – In order to accommodate both on-premise and cloud-based solutions, you may be resorting to different technologies to make it work.

  • Implementation – Setting up a hybrid cloud requires strong network capabilities, storage, and servers. Making sure that all these things are available can be costly.

Tromba Technologies lean on our decades of experience implementing different solutions. Our solutions can be customized to fit any environment that you are considering. Our TrombaAI solution is a cloud browser-based solution that can be implemented in your environment or ours. With Tromba's Intelligent Automation solution, there is only ONE vendor to contact, and that is Tromba.

FileBound products help bridge the gap between on-premise functionality and cloud capabilities regarding advanced document workflows and safe, secure storage of your data and documents. Our FileBound offerings are similarly browser based but are easily configured to be in any environment necessary. This includes access to the full ECM repository and electronic forms using FileBound Enterprise.

Tromba Technologies strives to exceed your expectations no matter the environment or requirement. We have many videos on our website,, and through our LinkedIn profile that highlights different industries and solutions we can provide to your business. So now that you have the facts about the environments out there, you can choose the right solution for you.

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