A public cloud is one in which the services and infrastructure are provided off-site over the Internet and are based on shared physical hardware which is owned and operated by third-party providers, meaning that there are no hardware or maintenance costs incurred by your business. These clouds offer the greatest level of efficiency and affordability, as well as the ability to scale on-demand.
The public Cloud is the ideal solution for businesses that want flexibility and ability to scale their systems at a lower cost and without capital expenditure outlays. Rather than buying costly, servers, a public cloud provides access to a state-of-the-art infrastructure, powered by reliable data centres, for agile, efficient processing, storage, networking and security.
The ideal solution for small to medium sized businesses or those that have fluctuating demands, the primary benefits of the public cloud are the speed with which you can deploy IT resources, and cost efficiencies and billing transparency it offers.
Benefits of a Public Cloud
- Simple setup
- Continuous availability
A private cloud is
a bespoke infrastructure purely dedicated to your business, hosted
either on-site (on-premise Private Cloud) or at a service provider data
centre (hosted Private Cloud)
As a hosted solution, private cloud eliminates the infrastructure, servers, network equipment and dedicated IT staffing and management costs associated with operating your own data centre.
Private clouds offer the greatest level of security and control. They deliver all the agility, scalability and efficiency of the public cloud, but in addition provides greater levels of control and security, making it ideal for larger businesses or those with strict data, regulation and governance obligation or those who would simply be more comfortable having their data hosted privately and physically separated from other businesses.
Benefits of a Private cloud
- Future readiness
A Hybrid Cloud provides the best of both worlds!
The Hybrid Cloud offers businesses an option to host some applications on the Public Cloud to cut costs, and increase scalability and efficiency while keeping critical data in-house or on a Private Cloud infrastructure for the utmost security and control.
This approach also allows the company to continue to use its existing in-house technical infrastructure for regular operations, combined with the hosting of certain specific applications or systems on the Cloud.
A tailored Hybrid Cloud approach offers businesses a highly flexible, highly agile and highly cost effective solution.
Benefits of a Hybrid Cloud
- Phased approach
Still undecided about which approach is right for you? We can help.
Our experts are able to help you understand the performance differences between private and public cloud and help you work out the best solution for your individual needs.
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