Why Would I Want Physical Servers?

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Joseph Palumbo | July 11, 2013 3:00 pm

With many people adopting a cloud only solution, this is one question that I think should be asked more often, “I have my entire architecture in the cloud, so why would I want a physical server?”

While the scalability and flexibility of the cloud make it a great option to host websites and apps, there are some compelling cases to use physical servers as a compliment to your cloud configuration.

Find out why sometimes it is important to “think inside the box” and use physical gear in the video below[1].

Check out Joseph’s previous post where he answers the question, “Where should I host my DNS and email?”  You can also see the entire list of Cloud Questions You Didn’t Even Know You Had[2] here.

Endnotes:
  1. use physical gear in the video below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBEabBkgu-k
  2. Cloud Questions You Didn’t Even Know You Had: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/tag/cloud-questions-you-didnt-even-know-you-had/

Source URL: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/why-would-i-want-physical-servers/