We get it. You want to easily support and scale your Elasticsearch cluster as your application load increases. Of course you want to reduce costs by absorbing that maintenance effort in-house. But have you given serious thought to all of the costs that you’ll incur?
It’s much more than saving money on a remote virtual machine. There are other critical factors to consider: reliability, scalability, security, and expert support.
Continue reading for a full treatment of these and other factors. If you haven’t run into issues with your locally-managed cluster, you can be sure that you will. We’ll be ready to help you when you need to upgrade.