Long time ago, there were really only two third-party web hosting options: shared hosting and dedicated server in Vietnam.
Shared hosting served the lower end of the market and dedicated servers supported high-traffic websites. In the last decade, the number of hosting options has exploded, partly as a result of marketing professionals seeking to differentiate hosting products, but, more importantly, due to the widespread adoption of virtualization.
Today, hosting clients can choose from shared hosting in various forms, virtual private servers, public and private cloud platforms, PaaS platforms, and several types of bare metal server, including dedicated servers. But given that cloud servers can fill roles that once would have required a dedicated server, is dedicated server an endangered species.
Cloud server VN is more flexible, easier to manage, and cheaper in some cases. A cloud server can be up-and-running in seconds; it can be torn down just as quickly. Cloud clients only pay for what they use, meanwhile dedicated server users pay whether their server is not in use or running at full tilt. Cloud servers can be automated while dedicated servers cannot be automated in the same way, despite what some claim for “bare metal clouds”.
However, the dedicated server market remains healthy. Perhaps proportionately smaller than it once was, but there will always be a need for dedicated hardware that offers the best possible privacy, performance and control over the physical layer.
Actually, this is a lesson learned by many companies which started out on cloud servers only to move to dedicated servers as their business scaled. It is true that cloud is more flexible and less expensive when a business is starting out, but businesses that have a consistent and predictable demand for compute and storage fast discover that dedicated servers are the most economical choice.
Dedicated server is also the best choice when raw performance is a priority. However powerful cloud servers get, dedicated hardware will always be a step ahead, making them the ideal platform for demanding apps such as analytics workloads, databases and any other workload that depends on number crunching and optimal IO, all of which have a place in modern web and app hosting.
For companies that value privacy, dedicated Vietnam server and other bare metal hosting options, including colocation, are the logical choice. Infrastructure is more easily and reliably secured if it is used and managed by a single organization. With the widespread availability of open source cloud and virtualization technology, organizations do not have to choose between the privacy of dedicated hosting and the flexibility of the cloud: with a private cloud running on top of bare metal servers, they can have the best of both worlds.
Cloud platforms have advantages that dedicated servers cannot match. But dedicated servers, whether leased from a hosting vendor in 3rd-party data will always have a place in the hosting line-up, as there will always be organizations with a need for privacy, control, and uncompromised performance.