What Cloud Matches Your Needs: Public, Private or Hybrid Cloud Solution?

With the emergence of the cloud, organizations now have more flexibility with the way they store data and manage applications. However, businesses now need to choose which one fits them the best: public, private, or hybrid clouds.

In this guide, Business Data Services will break down cloud computing in a way that’s easy and won’t take you much time to read. This guild will include the pros and cons of each type of cloud-based computing.

According to Steven Vaughan-Nichols of CSC, the cloud is not just “a bunch of servers” like what is commonly misunderstood. The cloud itself is not virtual servers, in-and-of itself. He cites Appcore, which define the cloud as “the combinations of tools, processes, and architecture that enable virtualized resources to be delivered as a service.”

Even though you can’t control the form clouds take in the sky, you can mold the cloud to fit your business needs.

  • Public clouds: Usually hosted by an external third-party vendor, the public cloud is a great option for start-ups or smaller businesses since it is often more affordable and easily accessible. This option takes the stress of investing and maintaining your own cloud. The downside of this is your data is on a publicly-accessible network and there is a significant lack of security and control.
  • Private clouds: On the opposite spectrum is the private cloud. The private cloud is usually hosted in-house or on a private network. The organization implementing this option has complete control and dictates how security is done. This requires a deep understanding of security and your organization’s needs.
  • Hybrid clouds: Like the name says, this is a combination of both public and private clouds. In most cases, we see organizations implement this option by hosting confidential corporate or customer data on-premises with the private cloud. Then, they will use the public cloud to allow flexibility for employees to increase productivity by allowing access to phones and software from any device anywhere.

Hopefully, this guide can help you make a decision on which cloud is good for your small business. If you haven’t taken advantage of the cloud yet, Business Data Services can help guide you in the right direction and pick what best fits your business needs. We will bring the years of expertise and knowledge about technology that you need in order to make an educated decision to maximize your business potential. Give us a call at 913-239-0368 to learn more.

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