Public, Private, or Hybrid Cloud, which one is the best?
Cloud computing has been on everyone’s top of mind the last few years. Powerful as it is, it has provided many organizations worldwide with a fast, reliable way of managing, deploying, and securing their operations. Whether it is managing servers, storage, databases, software, analytics, or intelligence, it allows millions of users to innovate in a high speed and cost-effective environment. Organizations can benefit from cloud computing in three diverse ways: public, private, or hybrid cloud; let us dive into their characteristics.
Several types of Cloud Computing
The public, private, and hybrid are unique in characteristics, therefore, each of them is tailored for different organizations. Take into consideration the specific benefits they provide.
Public Cloud (Multi-Tenant)
Public cloud like Microsoft Azure, provides services, apps, and computing resources over the internet. Operated by a third-party Cloud Service Provider (CSP), such as Team Venti, it lets users share resources and leads to greater efficiency. Public cloud is a cost-effective modality, with a pay-as-you-go model, and you may enjoy maximum assistance from your CSP, since they are held responsible for all management and maintenance of the system. However, it allows little to no customization. While security concerns have been raised over public cloud environments, when implemented correctly, the public cloud can be as secure as the most effectively managed private cloud.
Private Cloud (Dedicated)
Used by a single organization (main reason of the private denomination), the private cloud maintains its services, apps, and resources through a private network. This private network may be the company’s on-site datacenter or hosted by a third-party CSP in a private cloud. One of the many benefits of this model is the high customization and autonomy for organizations, since they are in charge of managing the resources on their own. Private clouds are also known for delivering a higher security level through company firewalls and internal hosting.
The best of two worlds (or clouds?), this model combines customization for companies that want both scalability and security. Allowing applications to be shared among public and private clouds, the hybrid cloud lets organizations complete and optimize non-sensitive operations and collaboration in the public environment, while securing critical data and apps in the private cloud. Being somehow complex for first timers, the hybrid environment is perfect for organizations wanting to complete basic operations up front, while securing private data.
Every organization is unique in its needs. Team Venti is a Cloud Solution Provider that seeks to deliver the perfect, tailored solution for you. Let us help you identify the correct form of cloud computing, book a meeting with one of our cloud experts today.