Running a print server on-premises or in the cloud has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Ultimately, the decision to run a print server on-premises or in the cloud will depend on the specific needs and resources of the organization.
On-premises and Cloud print management comparison
Why going on-premises
Greater control over the printing environment, including security measures and protocols to protect sensitive print data and documents
Can offer faster response times for printing jobs as sizeable data does not travel over the internet and rather stay and is processed locally
And why not?
Requires IT staff to maintain the hardware and software, which can be costly and time-consuming
Why going Cloud
Allows for more flexibility and scalability with little to no cost when it comes to hardware, allowing for easy expansion
Offloading the responsibility of hardware maintenance to the cloud provider
And why not?
It can be subject to network latency issues on unreliable networks
Organizations with extremely sensitive data may still prefer the added control of an on-premises solution
As seen in the comparison above, the two solutions bring some obvious benefits as well as some things that organizations should consider when deciding which way to go. The choice between the two depends on the organization's specific requirements, budget, and preference for control versus convenience.
Private or Public Cloud?
Private and public cloud-hosted services are two distinct approaches to deploying and managing cloud computing resources.
The infrastructure and services are dedicated solely to a single organization
Provided by third-party providers, making computing resources accessible to multiple organizations over the internet
Offers greater control, security, and customization options as the organization owns and manages the entire cloud environment
Suits businesses with fluctuating workloads, limited IT resources, or seeking rapid scalability without substantial upfront investments
The organization manages updates, backups, and the entire maintenance of the print management itself
Updates, security enhancements, and backups are managed by the cloud provider
Solution for you
Solution for you
MyQ X in Private Cloud
Customers using Microsoft 365 as a private cloud hosting their internal systems can add MyQ to the list of IT services they no longer need to have installed on an on-premises server.
MyQ Server can be installed and run on an Azure Virtual Machine with a VPN tunnel connecting the physical network and Azure's virtual network.
Deploy MyQ X in Cloud
We are covering the deployment of MyQ X in Cloud in our Print Server and Central Server manuals:
Hybrid Cloud approach
Hybrid Cloud allows organizations to keep sensitive data and critical applications in the private cloud, ensuring maximum control and security. Meanwhile, non-sensitive workloads and less critical services can be hosted in the public cloud.
Example of Hybrid Cloud
MyQ X Print Server can be deployed in your organization as an on-premises solution or in a private cloud that is completely managed by your organization
You organization, however, can host other resources in public cloud, for example your user management and documents
MyQ Roger in Public Cloud