If you’re still struggling with the decision to either build your own email infrastructure or outsource your email management to a third party provider, you are not alone. Developers all around the world are exactly where you are right now. Research organization Uptime Institute conducted its Second Annual Data Center Industry Survey and found some interesting trends among late adopters.
According to Uptime, the top drivers for cloud adoption are:
However, despite all of these benefits, many organizations still opt to build and maintain on-premise servers despite the challenges they present. According to the survey:
So why are companies still holding onto their in-house solutions? Looking at the data, the majority cite concerns with security (64%) followed by compliance (27%) and reliability (21%). These are all valid concerns that necessitate that your vendor selection process be top notch. To help you evaluate providers, you should do the following:
To learn more about how to decide whether to build or buy, download our new white paper—Should I Build or Should Buy? Understanding Email Infrastructure in the Cloud.
Jillian Wohlfarth is a digital marketing professional with a passion for writing. After spending six years wearing multiple hats in both the corporate and startup world in NYC, she's now churning out engaging thought leadership content at SendGrid.