In the cloud infrastructure, platforms, software or processes are provided by external IT services. There are some key points to consider when selecting which cloud is suitable for you; whether that (Cloud Computing) is private, public or hybrid.
- To what extent applications that want to move to the cloud are essential for business
- Data protection requirements
- Applications workload
- Application integration with other business functions
Public cloud is suitable for companies that need to be in the market quickly, businesses subjected to less regulatory restrictions and companies looking to outsource part of all of their IT requirements. The public cloud hold data (text messages, emails and documents) and metadata (origin, destination, text length, time and call duration).
What does public cloud offer?
- Applications, storage and other resources are available through the service provider.
- The public cloud is usually maintained and managed by a service provider unrelated to the end customer.
- Services, applications and storage is available to users via the internet with “as a service usually with a pay per use system.
- Provides less options for security and output customization.
- The economy of scale that allows the public cloud computing technology makes it particularly attractive.
- Reduces complexity and deadlines because of its fixed structure.
Private Cloud is cloud infrastructure implanted exclusively for one company, whether managed internally as if an outside vendor takes care of it. Private cloud is most suitable for companies that must comply with strict regulations and have crucial applications for the company.
- Companies install their own server and storage hardware.
- Increased storage capacity.
- Advanced security solutions, high availability and fault tolerance that have no place in a public cloud.
- Unshared resource.
- You can move workloads between servers when demand peaks occur or to introduce new applications.
- Requires a high level of commitment by both the corporation and IT departments.
Hybrid cloud are both public and private cloud services combined. Within the public cloud, images, videos and documentation can be stored. Within the private cloud, account management, payment services and more confidential information can be stored.
- Cost advantages and scale of public clouds combined with the superior control of the private clouds.
- Moderate initial investment
- Platform scalability
- Usually companies run an application mainly in the private cloud while public cloud is used to cover peak in demand.