Physical Servers vs Cloud Hosting
What are the benefits of Cloud
When upgrading to a newer more powerful server, there is a need to reinstall operating systems and device drivers.
When upgrading to a newer more powerful server, there is no need to reinstall the operating system or device drivers. The same cloud server can run on different hardware.
If a physical server fails, you will need to build a new server, reinstall the operating system and restore data from backups.
If a blade fails, cloud servers will be automatically switched to other live blades.
On a physical server, you will have to shutdown the server, causing downtime while physically upgrading the CPU, RAM or disk space.
There is no physical labour involved in adding CPU power, RAM and disk space with a simple reboot.