SP24 - SharePoint Online vs On-Premises vs Hosted - Making the Right Choice


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You're planning to implement SharePoint, but do you need to host it in-house, or is a move to the cloud a valid option? Is an on-premises SharePoint farm a better choice than SharePoint Online? Or should you host SharePoint somewhere else in the cloud, for example on Azure? This session will give you an overview of your options, their respective benefits and drawbacks, and will show you how you can make an informed decision on which platform to choose.

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SP24 - SharePoint Online vs On-Premises vs Hosted - Making the Right Choice

  1. 1. SharePoint Online vs On-Premises vs Hosted - Making the Right Choice René Modery Switzerland April 16th /17th, 2014
  2. 2. http://modery.net @modery rene@modery.net 2
  3. 3. http://www.amazon.com/Wenger-16999-Swiss-Knife-Giant/dp/B001DZTJRQ http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/eierlegende_Wollmilchsau There’s no «One size fits all» and there will always be drawbacks!
  4. 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/reiner/1435649641/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en
  5. 5. Responsiveness Security AvailabilityCompliance Accessible from any device Accessible from anywhere Available to ExternalsIntegrated to LOB Systems Automated Business Processes Stability Low Cost Governance Simplicity Newest Software Innovation
  6. 6. http://www.flickr.com/photos/aeu04117/5199030961/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en Constraints Costs Flexibility Compliance Governance Features & Functionality Simplicity
  7. 7. Complete Control As secure as you want it (can do it) Big Investment You own it Hardware Maintenance Software Upgrades
  8. 8. Perceived loss of Control Perceived loss of security Low upfront costs Reliable Integration Possible? Support
  9. 9. Little Control Security by MS Flexible Simple price model Difficult Governance Always the latest & newest
  10. 10. On-Premises • Full Control • Upgrade whenever YOU want • High Maintenance • You’re responsible for availability & stability • High Cost • All Solutions Hosted • Full Control • Upgrade mostly in your hands • Medium Maintenance • Provider ensures availability & stability • Manageable Cost • All Solutions SharePoint Online • Limited Control • Upgrades happening constantly • Low Maintenance • Microsoft ensures availability & stability • Predictable Cost • Apps Only
  11. 11. Functionality • Does the service fulfil your business requirements? • Do your existing applications run on the targeted platform? • Do you want to innovate & respond to business demands quickly? SLA • Can you / Hosting Provider / SharePoint Online guarantee the required availability? • Which one is more likely to go offline – your own server or the cloud? • Are you prepared for a disaster recovery?
  12. 12. Security • Can you / Hosting Provider / SharePoint Online fulfil your security requirements? • Is your data more secure in-house than «somewhere outside»? Company Readiness • Can your company (and employees) keep up with the pace of SharePoint Online? • Do you want to be in complete control of your environment? • Do you have the internal knowledge needed to run/support the preferred environment?
  13. 13. Low Maintenance Effort (Hardware, Patching, …) High Customisability (Applications, Integration, …) Always up-to-date«Version Stability»