Blog July 13, 2015

What is the Cloud? Part 2 of 2

What is the Difference between Public, Private, and Hybrid Clouds?
Public Cloud is typically used for web servers and is provided off-site through the Internet. In a public cloud, customers exist in a multi-tenant environment that shares hardware, storage, and network devices.

Private Cloud is beneficial for customers who want to utilize cloud computing but do not want to run their cloud on a shared infrastructure. Customers that choose a private cloud exist in single-tenant environments with the hardware, storage, and network dedicated solely to them. In addition, they are able to run any software and choose which hardware to use.

Hybrid Cloud is a combination of public cloud computing, private cloud computing and/or dedicated servers. This option is ideal for enterprise organizations with significant in-house infrastructure investments and a desire to maintain/control data in-house as well as utilize external storage resources.

Is the Cloud Right for Me?
There are many points to consider when deciding whether the Cloud is right for your organization. Some are business related while others are purely technical. It helps to have a clear understanding of your objectives and expectations as they pertain to your current environment and potential future environment in the Cloud. If there are migration requirements, these should be discussed with a knowledgeable expert.

Though there are clear benefits derived from moving to the Cloud, the Cloud is not for everyone.

If you have questions about the Cloud and whether it’s right for your organization, give us a call and speak with one of our Solutions Architects.

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