With 90% of companies on the cloud, the services are only expanding. And although, there are several methods of cloud computing, not everybody is familiar with all the solutions available. So what are they?
Public Cloud is probably the most recognised form of cloud. When we think of ‘the cloud’, we tend to think of the leading providers; Azure, Amazon Web Service, Google Cloud and often 'the internet' - which is, essentially, what the public cloud is.
Public cloud services are the most common form of cloud, provided by a large vendor and delivered over the internet. With public cloud, all infrastructure; maintenance, servers, hardware etc, is owned and monitored by the vendor. Users of public cloud typically pay on a monthly subscription basis – as public cloud offers the flexibility to opt out and scale around your needs, payment is made to be as accessible as possible. You can check Microsoft Azure pricing here.
Advantages of Public Cloud:
A private cloud is exactly what it sounds like – a private cloud service for your organisation only. This can be done through on-premise solutions, where an organisation provides their own servers and infrastructure for their use only. Alternatively, private cloud can also be hosted by a third-party vendor with private access for one organisation to utilise.
With data centre resources located on-premise, businesses are able to customise and manage their cloud services personally - dependent upon their business needs. The option to manage their IT workload and data security is also a leading reason organisation choose to host the cloud privately.
Advantages of Private Cloud:
Hybrid cloud provides solutions with a mix of both public and private cloud solutions. Organisations can run on-premise, with their own infrastructure and data centres, while also having the ability to use public cloud solutions for overflow and extra usage. The flexibility to utilise both on-premise services and public cloud allows businesses to personalise their cloud solutions to successfully meet their needs.
Advantages of Hybrid Cloud:
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