On Premise IT Hardware
There is a plethora of records that educational institutions have to maintain over a long period of time. Some of these records include bio data of students, history of academic performance, tuition fee records and much more. As a result, the data storage and processing needs of educational institutions remain on the rise.
To cope with the growing data needs, the best they can do in a traditional on premise IT infrastructure is procure additional hardware. This includes costly servers, storage stacks and even end point devices such as desktop PCs. This procurements takes a heavy toll on the limited financial resources.
Procuring all this hardware is just one aspect of this expense as additional support hardware needs to be purchased. You need physical space for this additional hardware. Round the clock physical security, heating and cooling are also required to keep this hardware in optimal working condition. This rapidly jacks up operating expenses.
If all these educational and other administrative records can be moved to the cloud, there is no need to procure any additional hardware. Any additional storage or computing resources can readily be sourced from the CSP, just by paying an additional usage fee for the incremental needs.
Similarly, during holidays, a school or college can save money by reducing its utilization of cloud based services. As CSPs bill you on a usage basis, this will result in saving operating expenses. Moving to the cloud means you don’t have to invest any further on procuring expensive IT hardware for on premise needs.