By Sandeep Srivastava
Do you understand the basic premise of cloud computing? In a very generic term, it is the delivery of computing services over the internet. There are different options to deploy cloud resources. These options are:
- Public cloud
- Private cloud
- Hybrid cloud
All the above options of cloud computing provide you similar benefits such as reliability, performance, cost-effectiveness, and scale. But which of the three deployment methods is suitable for your business depends on your business needs and requirement.
Here are the precise details of private cloud, public cloud, and hybrid cloud. Based on that, you can decide which one is best suited for your business needs.
1. Public Cloud
It is the most common way of deploying cloud computing. In it, you will be using third-party cloud resources over the internet. These resources include storage and servers. Be it hardware, software and other supporting equipment and infrastructure, everything is handled by the cloud provider. The storage, network and hardware you are provided with are shared with other organizations too. You can access your services and manage your account using a web browser. Public cloud deployments are the right option if you have to provide online office applications, web-based email, storage and testing, etc.
- No need to buy hardware or software
- You pay only for the service you use
- No maintenance cost
- Service provider bears the maintenance cost
- Near-unlimited scalability
- On-demand resources to meet your business needs
- A vast network of servers ensures against failure
2. Private Cloud
As it is called a private cloud, it allows you to have a separate computing resource, unlike the Public cloud. Depending on your choice, the private cloud can be either physically located at your firm’s on-site data center or you can choose to get it hosted by a third-party service provider. In the private cloud services, the infrastructure and services are maintained on a private network. And the software and hardware are dedicated exclusively to your company.
Thus, the private cloud allows you to customize the resources according to your specific needs. It is often used by financial institutions, government firms, and other mid to large size organization. it is an apt choice if you want enhanced control over cloud environment.
- More flexibility
- High scalability
- Improved security
- Resources are not shared with others
- Higher levels of control and security
- You can customize cloud environment according to your needs.
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3. Hybrid Cloud
Hybrid cloud is called “the best of both worlds.” It combines on-premise infrastructure. Or we can say it includes both, the private cloud and the public cloud. So, organizations can reap the benefits of both of these clouding computing methods. In a hybrid cloud, you have more deployment options, and greater flexibility as data and applications can move between private and public cloud.
The hybrid cloud enables you to use the use private cloud for sensitive, business-critical operations and public cloud for high-volume, reduced security needs. It also lets you use one more option which is “cloud bursting.’ You can choose this option when an application runs in the private cloud until there is a spike in demand.
- Better control
- More Flexibility
- You can maintain a private infrastructure
- Scale to the public cloud when required
- Easy to migrate from public to private cloud
- Enjoy additional resources in the public cloud when you need
Hybrid cloud, public cloud, and private cloud services, all the three options are beneficial for your organization. And you can get these services easily as many IT firms provide cloud computing services at cost-effective rates.
Author Bio – Sandeep Srivastava, Digital Marketing Head at ResultFirst, is a data-driven digital marketer with over 8 years of successful online marketing experience. He enjoys sharing his knowledge in the field Technology, Gadgets, and Digital Marketing. Off duty, he enjoys spending time with his family and indulging in cricket matches.
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