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Shared v Dedicated Comparison – IAAS

Shared Spectrum v. Dedicated Hardware

Communicat offers both Shared Spectrum and Dedicated Hardware IAAS options. This page explains the pros and cons of these options.

With both options network equipment will be purchased, owned and operated by Communicat.

  • “Virtual Server / Shared Hardware” – shared servers and equipment.
  • “Dedicated Hardware” option – equipment is provisioned exclusively for your business.

Performance

High level of security, performance & flexibility?

Shared Spectrum

Yes

Dedicated Hardware

Yes – at a higher level

Control / Personalise

Version management and upgrade planning – Schedule upgrades to minimise risk to your business?

Shared Spectrum

Upgrades are scheduled at time designated by hosting service

Dedicated Hardware

Flexible upgrade schedule according to your preferences

Resource Management

Reserve and control Network Resources (RAM, disk space, etc.) according to your preferences?

Shared Spectrum

No

Dedicated Hardware

Yes

Own Your Own Software

Can you use software licences that you have purchased?

Shared Spectrum

No
Software licencing under Microsoft SPLA

Dedicated Hardware

Yes

Cost

Cost of hosting at the Data Centre

Shared Spectrum

Cost is less than if you were to host your own system at Data Centre

Dedicated Hardware

Cost is less than if you were to host your own system at Data Centre

Term

How long is the period you must commit to?

Shared Spectrum

Flexible

Dedicated Hardware

Minimum period required

Data Sovereignty and Privacy

How much privacy do you need? This topic will be especially important to organisations involved in health, education, defence, community and government services.

Shared Spectrum

Some services are shared between multiple organisations

Dedicated Hardware

Your network environment will be exclusive to your organisation

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