Considerations for Cloud Hosting Your Laboratory Informatics Systems
Traditional on-premise informatics systems in scientific laboratories are often accompanied by significant operational costs – securing the data, applying patches, providing backup and disaster recovery, hardware maintenance, etc. Public, multi-tenant cloud-based systems accessed “as a service” share infrastructure across several customers and deliver value by managing those systems with shared resources and procedures that drive efficiency. For customers, costs are accrued as a monthly operating expense as opposed to a capital-intensive purchase that requires months of planning.
While the public cloud software as a service (SaaS) model is well established, there are other cloud computing models.