There are two main ways to host Microsoft Dynamics 365. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Online or Microsoft Dynamics 365 On-Premise using your own local server. In our blog we explore the benefits and features of both.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Online is where Microsoft hosts your solution in Microsoft Azure or Microsoft Dynamics 365 On-Premise, where you host your solution on your own local server.
Depending on your business setup and requirements there are several advantages and disadvantages to both. Both versions have endless flexibility, features and benefits, but it’s important that you evaluate the requirements of your business so you can make an informed decision on which hosting option is best suits your needs.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 On-Premise Hosting
If your choice is to host your Microsoft Dynamics 365 solution locally on your own server then the On-Premise option is best suited to you. By choosing this option you would have complete ownership of your data and can decide when you want to roll out the updates and security patches. This option can be beneficial if your Microsoft Dynamics 365 solution integrates with several business systems at once as the controlled updates can avoid unnecessary disruption.
With Microsoft Dynamics 365 On-Premise, your storage options are fixed as it’s hosted on your own server preventing the need to worry about rising costs should you require extra storage at a later date.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Online Hosting
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Online enables you to host your solution in the Cloud using Microsoft Azure with a 99.9% uptime guarantee and ISO27001/GDPR and G-Cloud compliant giving you the reassurance that your data is hosted in a highly secure environment. You will also receive automatic feature updates and security patches as they are released and incur no additional hardware costs. You will constantly be at the forefront of future Microsoft Dynamics 365 release for new features and you can utilise Microsoft’s report feature of Power BI.
Within your Microsoft Dynamics Online hosting agreement, you are covered by a robust disaster recovery process and five layers of security.
The below table highlights the important differences of both Microsoft Dynamics 365 Online and Microsoft Dynamics 365 On-Premise to assist you in making the correct choice for your business.