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On-Premise means using your own infrastructure and resources to host your software. Despite the fact that cloud solutions are becoming more and more popular, the on-premises approach has a number of advantages that cloud hosting isn’t meant to offer.

What is the difference between On-Premises and Cloud-based solutions?

Cloud-based solutions look promising at first glance. The customer does not need to take care of the server infrastructure. There is no need to worry about which vendors’ hardware to choose, how to provide an uninterruptible power supply, organize disk arrays and backup system. Ensuring information security, cooling, security and firefighting in the data center is the responsibility of cloud vendors.

From these advantages comes the main disadvantage of cloud-based solutions: you have no real control over anything. When outsourcing such critical areas as access to computing resources and information security of the company, you must be sure that the services provided to you are as good as those that you could organize on your own equipment.

Characteristics On-premises Cloud-based
Cost-effectiveness One-time payment for a license and a flexible technical support package. Monthly payment for storage, servers, and other infrastructure in addition to limited memory.
Control and management Total control and management over all data, which is especially useful when you work in highly regulated industries where privacy is a top priority. Vendors are the ones responsible for performing software updates. Also, you don’t need an in-house IT team to help out with backups or upgrades.
Security On-premise software helps the companies keep the data safe by containing it‍,‍ while their employees have less access to sensitive information. The security of many vendors is very sophisticated. They have the facilities and equipment to securely store the data when it is not in use.
Access On-premises software can be accessed without an internet connection. This is perfect for places that don’t have reliable internet and where more than one person needs to use it at the same time. You need to have an internet connection to access your cloud-based assets, but this won’t affect the speed of loading times. But even if you don’t have an internet connection, you can still do all basic actions.

In addition, cloud services often do not allow you to customize your infrastructure flexibly. You will have to choose from existing sets of configurations that may be insufficient or redundant for your needs.

On-premise is a classic model of access to computing resources. It means that the servers on which corporate software is installed are owned by the organization. As in the case of cloud solutions, the advantages here follow from disadvantages, and vice versa. You’ll have to monitor the deployment and maintenance of your server infrastructure, but it will fully meet your requirements. With the on-premises approach, you can control:

  • the price/performance ratio of the server infrastructure for optimal efficiency
  • organization data privacy
  • the competence of the employees maintaining the server
  • protection against physical damage to equipment by both natural phenomena and intruders
  • recovery time in case of failures.

Compare TrueConf Online and TrueConf Server

On-Premises and Cloud-based solutions TrueConf

TrueConf allows customers to choose a convenient way to deploy video conferencing solutions. TrueConf Server supports both hybrid and on-premises deployment within a closed corporate network. In addition, we offer TrueConf Online, a cloud-based video communications service.

  • TrueConf Server is a self-hosted video collaboration system that can operate in LAN/VPN without Internet connection.
  • TrueConf Online users can hold multipoint video conferences with up to 20 participants, where everyone can be seen and heard. With TrueConf Server, you can run multipoint video conferences with up to 49 participants.
  • TrueConf Online users can hold virtual meetings with up to 120 attendees. With TrueConf Server, you can run virtual meetings with up to 1,500 attendees.
  • TrueConf Server users can enjoy a set of enterprise features such as integration with Active Directory, telephony or conference room systems.
  • TrueConf Online users are able to pay monthly, whereas a TrueConf Server license is purchased for either a year or an unlimited period.
  • Due to Scalable Video Coding (SVC) technology, every participant receives the best possible video quality.
  • TrueConf global coverage guarantees a great audio and video experience anywhere in the world.

TrueConf Server

Secure Video Сonferencing System and Corporate Messenger
The cutting-edge video conferencing and collaboration server is now available for free for up to 50 users!

  • Ultra HD video conferences with up to 1,500 participants
  • Easily integrates with any IT systems
  • Works autonomously in closed networks

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