Benefits and Drawbacks of Dynamics 365 in the Cloud
Posted on: October 1, 2019 | By: Jess Johnson | Microsoft Dynamics AX/365
Cloud deployment of Dynamics 365, what are the benefits and drawbacks? Well, thanks for asking! Welcome to the first blog in a three-part series about the benefits and drawbacks of each deployment option. I know, the anticipation for the next parts of this blog is similar to the anticipation of a new season on your favorite Netflix show.
Here’s the low-down of it all. There are numerous benefits to deploying D365 in the cloud. Namely, the fact that there is no infrastructure to maintain. This allows you to focus you time and energy on other things than being on the phone with IT for hours and hours. All you need to access your solution is an internet connection.
Another benefit to deployment in the cloud is that users who employ the SaaS model of the software they get access to expansive and continually evolving business intelligence tools. Which means that the cloud not only stores and processes your data, but also leans from it.
Cloud users can also scale the size and scope of their Dynamics 365 solution up or down at any time. With cloud-based software, customers are paying for the ability to use the software, and not the computing power or space to run it, so adding or removing users, or even apps, is as simple as issuing a service request.
You might be wondering if there are drawbacks with this deployment method. Unfortunately, with any deployment method there will be drawbacks, but no two businesses are the same, and what works for one will not necessarily work for another.
One of the biggest drawbacks is also a benefit that was discussed earlier. Because the software is internet reliant, before choosing this option you should make sure your internet can support it.
And because cloud storage is essentially renting space on your cloud service’s provider, if you decide you need additional room, you will have to pay for it. This poses another drawback, although cloud storage is arguably more cost-effective than shelling out for new hardware when you need more space for your data.
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