The Two Knights: Private and Public Cloud

The Two Knights: Private and Public Cloud

Since the advent of the internet, the world has seen many unbelievable innovations in the field of Information Technology and one of them is Cloud Computing. One may say that cloud has opened new ways to store/share information on a completely new level. Cloud computing has become the crowned head in the information technology domain and its knights are — Private and Public cloud. Depending on the size and need of the organizations, these two knights have different roles, and each comes with unique benefits that are useful for organizations based on their respective requirements.

Public Cloud

The public cloud has its services provided over the internet and the customer’s applications are hosted in the service provider’s premises. Public cloud is hosted and managed by third party service provider, making it simple and efficient to use. The usage of the services in this type of cloud can be regulated according to the number of users in an organization, resulting in minimal cost and as the third party hosts the services, there will be no maintenance cost to the organization.

In other words, the public cloud service has easy access to data and it works on a pay-per use model. Public cloud has proved beneficial to start-ups & small businesses as the services are outsourced from the third party.

Private Cloud

Private cloud is used to provide customized services and technology to specific customers. The private cloud is also known for the secure environment that it creates which is why many organizations seek private cloud. Private clouds can be deployed either in-house or within a service provider data centre.

It does not end here…

If these two knights are used strategically, an organization can use a combination of private and public cloud, getting the benefits of both which make the organization’s operations smooth and easy. These types of services where both private and public cloud is used, is called ‘hybrid cloud’. Organizations can reap various benefits of the hybrid cloud, but the most important is the flexibility that a hybrid cloud gives while using it. Hybrid cloud allows organizations to depend on the cost effectiveness of the public cloud for non-sensitive operations and on the private cloud for more critical operations.

Towards the end, let’s just say: these two knights help in giving flexible and scalable cloud computing solutions to organizations, making them reap full benefits out of them.

at 07/19/2018, 12:57pm

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