Private cloud is a type of cloud computing that delivers advantages such as scalability and self-service, but through a proprietary architecture. Unlike public clouds, which deliver services to multiple organisations, a private cloud is dedicated to to a single organisation.
Private Cloud could be the best solution if your business is dynamic in nature, or has unpredictable computing needs that requires direct control over the server environment. Private Cloud minimises security concerns some companies have around "Cloud Computing" as it allows you to give access to a limited number of people behind a firewall. Private Cloud gives you full control over your users and your data.
A public cloud is one based on the cloud computing model, in which a service provider makes resources, such as applications and storage, available to the general public over the internet.
Public Cloud services can be economical due to the volume of businesses that share common infrastructure and resources. Often a combination of Public and private that is going to best suit your needs.
A Hybrid Cloud IT Solution is perfect for businesses that have varying degrees of demand, and require the ability to scale up and down quickly in line with this demand.
By combining the best of Private and Public Cloud solutions, a Hybrid Cloud enables you to keep sensitive data on a private, on-premise cloud, using this to run your every day business activity, while giving you access to the expanded scope of a public cloud when you need to scale up quickly and temporarily. Alternatively, a Hybrid Cloud can give you the ability to split your working environment to suit your business activities, by hosting sensitive or critical workloads on the Private Cloud, while utilising the Public Cloud to host less critical resources. This Hybrid Cloud solution allows you to take advantage of the Private Cloud option, while utilising the Public Cloud where necessary to keep costs down.
“It’s all very pain free and seamless, and it gives us peace of mind. We can go home on a Friday evening and know that on Monday morning everything will be up and running. Because we use a private cloud, all our data remains local but we also gain the benefit of having someone on hand 24/7 to answer questions and address issues should they arise.”
Partner at SP Solutions