The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of SharePoint Hosting Options

January 17, 2012

A SharePoint installation is a grand undertaking, with two basic options: on-site installation or the cloud.  Both options have pros and cons, and Gina Montgomery weighs them all in, “SharePoint Decisions: To Host or Not to Host?

Montgomery sums up the issue:

Have you been scratching your head over the potential infrastructure investment that you’ll incur with your upcoming SharePoint Farm deployment? Are you feeling a sense of bewilderment over how you’ll have full control of your SharePoint environment if it’s not on premise? Or, perhaps you’ve been perplexed with how you’ll manage the around-the-clock IT support and overhead costs that come with the 24/7 monitoring and the recapitulation of OS upgrades and patches in your on premise environment. Well, the good news is that you’re not alone.

Montgomery does a good job of sizing up both options.  While an on-site hosting for one organization might be best, another organization might choose to go with the cloud.  She urges that each organization’s decision will be unique, based upon what suits their needs most effectively.  However, we would like to throw out another option. There are third-party vendors that can meet an organization’s enterprise needs while also simplifying their hosting needs.

Fabasoft Mindbreeze offers different scalable options depending on an organization’s size and needs.  Read more in, “Three Configurations for Dynamic Scalability and Deployment.”

In enterprise search, quality, usability and style are as important as relevancy of results and performance to engage your users right from the start.  Let’s take a look at typical scale-out scenarios that become relevant when implementing enterprise environments with Fabasoft Mindbreeze.

The entry goes on to describe the customization options available via Fabasoft Mindbreeze depending upon the scale and scope of the client.  Ranging from an installation that utilizes one single Fabasoft Mindbreeze Appliance, all the way up to a cloud installation, every organization will be able to have their storage needs met.  The most useful part of this type of third-party installation is that Fabasoft will work with you to ensure that your bases are covered, while also planning for the future.

Emily Rae Aldridge, January 17, 2012

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One Response to “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of SharePoint Hosting Options”

  1. Yves Montand on March 5th, 2012 2:00 am

    Very good site you have here but I was wanting to know if you knew of any community forums that cover the same topics discussed here? I’d really like to be a part of online community where I can get responses from other experienced individuals that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Thanks!

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