For several years, there has been a debate on the public and private cloud and how it correlates within the business setting.
People who are pro public cloud haves underlined the merits of pay-per-use models, their access to resources, and the flexibility to add on and remove features of their public cloud provider.
Whilst in the other corner, those who are for private cloud have noted how private cloud’s allow managers and executives to pinpoint information in their private cloud, allowing for the highest level of control, security, and access of information in as an efficient manner as possible.
Regardless of which side of the fence you sit on, it is important to understand that either public nor private clouds will be going away anytime soon. They both have their merits and supporters that lobby aggressively for them.
What’s important is selecting the right provider and set up that complements the framework of your business.
Private Clouds Actually Are More Secure. The public cloud sector has gone to great lengths emphasizing the importance of security. For the everyday consumer, a public cloud has adequate security protocols to protect their information. But businesses that deal with sensitive information may want to have the boasted security of a private cloud. The private cloud is specifically made for single organizations, only allowing a select few to have access to the private cloud. It makes it infinitely more secure than the public cloud. However, due to the nature of private clouds, remote access may be restricted. The increased security may require mobile users to jump through a layer of bureaucracy to secure a remote connection to private clouds. This is something that you may want to consider.
Private Clouds Allow for Manageability and Control. When it comes to maintaining data and departmentalizing information within a cloud, then you will find that private clouds have more control that will complement your business’s structure. However, depending on your provider, your private cloud may not be as scalable as a public cloud. Public clouds will be able to pinpoint when a business or organization may need more room or bandwidth during demand spikes. Privately hosted clouds are not as efficient when accommodating data spikes. Also, if you do not have the right support, then you may find it difficult to maintain servers. Traditionally speaking, public clouds are hosted off-site, where maintenance and monitoring are delegated to outside professionals. If you do not have the IT support to maintain your private cloud, then a data breach or a crash in the system can wreck havoc on your business’s reputation.
Using A Private Cloud for Your Business
A private cloud offers a more enhanced and predictable asset in your company. Private clouds work seamlessly with industry applications and services. Even though there may be an initial cost when it comes to purchasing and installing servers, your organization will have much more flexibility when it comes to managing it. You’ll be able to shift workloads to dedicated servers, actively creating a cloud that can be an asset to various departments in your organization.
To learn more about how a private cloud can offer the merits of a public cloud with the added benefits of maintaining full control of demand computing, contact us. We will work with you to help migrate information on your cloud over to your private cloud services. We will help design, build, and monitor your data in your private cloud infrastructure. We also utilize firewalls to only pinpoint those who have authorized assess to the information in your private cloud. Intrusion detection protocols will also safeguard your data from outside attempts. Antivirus solutions will make sure that information inside your private cloud aren’t infected with dormant viruses that can compromise the security of your private cloud.