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Open Source (Linux) vs Proprietary (Windows)The battle between Linux and Windows has been going on for decades. Recently, things have gotten a bit friendlier, but it’s been heated because they’re both fighting over the same turf. People are surprised to hear that Linux servers outnumber Windows by a good margin. A lot of people love Linux because it’s a free operating system. Linux can also be used quickly to address specific applications or uses in the cloud. Windows, on the other hand, is a comprehensive operating system that has applications and support for almost every instance.
Cost of Cloud ServersLinux is free, so the upfront costs of running cloud applications are lower. However, upfront costs aren’t really indicative of how much a cloud server will cost in the long run. Companies have to consider the cost of maintaining the server, patching it for security, and troubleshooting any issues that come up. Hiring support staff can be expensive and add to the cost of owning a cloud server. Windows has a much better support network built into its cloud offerings. You’re likely to get a faster and better response when something goes wrong.
Windows Cloud for More ControlWindows has taken a lot of the leg work out of managing data and applications in the cloud. The Windows system includes things like corporate authentication to ensure you have control over your data. You have more ability to structure your information and processes. With Linux, a lot of the work has to be done from the ground up. It can take more time, and you’ll need to find people able to do the work. Windows is more of an out of the box solution. You can plug and play different options as you see fit. SolarVPS offers different cloud server options for organizations. Moving data and processes into the cloud can save you money and help you work more effectively. Your data is safer and accessible from anywhere. Contact us today to hear more about how we can help.
Advanced Windows SecurityWindows Defender and its protections against malware, IP screening, ransomware, APTs, and other risks to information is better than ever. Windows Server 2019 comes with Attack Surface Reduction (ASR), as a control center that helps companies shut down malware before it affects business. Network Protection helps deflect exposure from any outbound process. It’s easier to protect private and privileged information with this version because it comes with controlled folder access.
Storage MigrationWith Windows Server 2019, Microsoft offers a new technology that helps companies move server information to a newer version. The tool is graphical, so systems admins can see what’s moved and how it’s stored. It’s also a great benefit because apps don’t have to change anything when Server gets upgraded. The migration is optimized so data is transferred quickly and allocated effectively.
Expanded App PlatformOne of the best improvements in Windows Server 2019 is that the same container host allows users to run Windows and Linux containers. It’s a great option that gives developers the flexibility to create apps in a more open hosting environment. Authentication in containers is also faster and easier. Application compatibility is increased, and there’s more room for different API dependencies. Container size is smaller, which allows faster workflow and startup. The improvements don’t stop here. Along with these three great benefits, Windows Server 2019 comes with better encryption options, network performance is optimized, and the new Desktop Experience helps businesses install more desktop features than ever before. Overall, it’s an upgrade that every business and organization should consider. SolarVPS provides easy, holistic Windows-based VPS services to businesses around the world. We help organizations use the power of cloud computing to grow and harness the power of data. Our team of experienced cloud professionals can help your company find a solution that can help manage information and security that your partners, employees, and customers expect. For questions about how we can help, contact our team at SolarVPS today.
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From Jan 6th to Jan 11th, save 25% on all your Linux and Windows Cloud Hosting needs.
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In our blog we love words. But sometimes you need more than words to explain a topic. In this vein, here is an infographic speaking to the Windows and Linux Cloud VPS options Solar VPS offers our clients.