Public Cloud vs. Private Cloud
In a public cloud, a third-party provider offers a range of services to the general public over the internet. Data from several corporate or individual clients may share the same server.
A private cloud signifies a service and infrastructure being maintained on a private network, helping to offer greater levels of security and control. However, it does require companies to purchase and maintain all the software and infrastructure. A private cloud is set up behind a firewall and provides hosted services to only a limited number of approved users.
Reasons for choosing the public cloud
- The standardised workload for applications is used by the majority of people within the business. This is generally the case with things such as email (Office 365, Google Apps For Works)
- Testing and developing an application code
- You have SaaS (Software as a Service) applications (Office 365, Google Apps For Works, Salesforce)
- You require incremental capacity
- Doing collaboration projects
Reasons for choosing the private cloud
- Your business is your data and your applications, which means that control and security is of high importance
- Your business is part of an industry that requires you to stick to strict security and data privacy
- Your company is large enough to run a next generation cloud data centre efficiently and effectively on its own
Because public clouds are publicly accessible, users with sensitive data or who need guaranteed availability and skilled technical support may prefer to use a private cloud. Because it has limited access, some people see private cloud computing as a way around the security concerns of a public cloud.
Hybrid cloud is an environment that utilises both public and private clouds. This means that you can continue to manage some resources (such as storage of data) in-house and have others provided externally. Hybrid cloud is generally a good option for those organisations that want to move to the cloud but perhaps still have concerns over data security or sensitive operations.
Reasons for choosing hybrid cloud
- Many organizations still worry about security when it comes to cloud
- Reap the benefits of moving away from on-premise technology.
- Hybrid cloud is essentially a 'half-way house'.
- Use hybrid cloud to keep sensitive data in-house but rely on public cloud for things such as email.
- Hybrid cloud is a very flexible option
Leaving your comfort zone is never easy. Why invest into changing everything when you are comfortable where you are? Here’s why:
By migrating to the cloud you will reduce your costs and increase your reliability.
A big move is not generally something to look forward to, especially when trying to decide on a company to undergo the transition with. You want reliability, trust and efficiency.
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