Up until recently, most companies have opted to host SharePoint at their own premises but in order to do so they have had to:
- Purchase new hardware
- Train support and maintenance staff or recruit new teams
- Adapt existing infrastructure to meet the requirements of SharePoint
With the advent of more recent versions of SharePoint, hosting options have changed and allowed companies to opt for more flexible cloud-based solutions which have enabled them to reduce deployment costs as well as outsource development and support.
The igroup team have supported the launch of hundreds of SharePoint environments which have been hosted both online and on site. The right hosting solution will often depend on the objectives and future plans of the business but there are also minimum technical requirements in order to be able to host SharePoint either on premise or in a cloud environment.
Beyond the minimum specifications to run SharePoint, the specific hardware requirements for a particular SharePoint instance will be determined by your needs – factors such as the number of users and amount of data you plan to host mean that the basic requirements may need to be significantly increased to deliver acceptable levels of performance.
Our SharePoint experts will guide you through selecting the right hosting solution for your business.