People are considering between purchasing physical servers or subscribing to cloud services. There are some pros/contras, but in the end it will much depend on what are the objectives you want to achieve.
For example here are some reasons why people migrate from on-prem servers to cloud;
But moving to cloud means you should have good internet connection. Latency is the key, especially if the application is crucial and so much on real time results. At the moment public cloud providers such as Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) do not offer Kuala Lumpur region for best latency, the closest region is Singapore. AlibabaCloud however has Kuala Lumpur in the list.
But hey, here comes local player – Telekom Malaysia via its sales division TM One. It is called TM One Azure Stack.
TM One Azure Stack is set to solve the following concerns with regard to server deployment:-
-under utilized resource
-high cost of maintenance
On Public Cloud
-high data transfer cost
-no local support
-data residency (government agencies, please take note)
-currency exchange fluctuation
TM One Azure Stack adapt Microsoft technologies on locally hosted infrastructure.
What does it means to your business?
-cloud infra addressing data residency in Malaysia
-lower total cost of ownership (TCO)
-hybrid cloud capabilities
-flexible and scalable infrastructure
I appreciate the fact that TM One is offering unlimited bandwidth. So if you are expecting heavy traffic in and out, this is the way.
Need to have a test and feel on TM One Azure Stack?
Visit this link.
Just in case you want to have an idea how it is priced compared to some public cloud provider, here is my compilation list:-
Please note that I picked the minimum spec from each providers. Clearly an application with a lot of outgoing bandwidth should be on unlimited ones, but please do the math for yourself. Furthermore Azure, AWS and GCP are now offering 1 year free cloud VM – that’s a lot of freebies to try on but I bet the latency might not be as good as TM One Azure Stack. Have a go for yourself.