Considering investing in cloud-based solutions for your business? Unsure of whether to choose public or private cloud hosting? Learn more in our blog.
While many cloud service providers offer the platforms needed for more cost-effective hosting solutions, there is the question of private cloud vs public cloud.
If your business is considering moving to the cloud, but you’re unsure of what each cloud type entails, read on to discover more…
Referred to as a single tenant environment, a private cloud involves computing resources that are rented by a single business. Private clouds are only available to the businesses that manage them (although the exception to this would be virtual private clouds, but more about them below).
Traditional private cloud hosting is an infrastructure that is located away from a business’ site but is fully dedicated to that business. Virtual private clouds can be created within a multi-tenant public cloud environment and shared by various users. To share this cloud within the environment, the network would be separated into private sub-networks.
The business would be responsible for the management and maintenance of their private cloud servers, and for planning future changes when capacity becomes an issue.
The public cloud is a service which is made available to the general public and is generally accessed over the internet. Public clouds are also known as multi-tenant environments and are regarded as being effective solutions for on-demand computing.
All the responsibilities of managing and maintaining the server, including updates and recovery, sit with the service providers. However, some public cloud providers will expect businesses to take responsibility for security level maintenance.
Now you know the basic characteristics of each cloud type, let’s drill into the differences between both, so you can decide which is better suited to your business’ requirements.
When deliberating between private cloud and public cloud, you should consider whether your business needs a dedicated data centre, or whether you need to connect with clients or customers in different locations. You may also find that your business doesn’t yet have the internal resource to maintain and manage a private cloud solution effectively.
If the idea of a public cloud server appeals to you, but you’re uncertain about the security that comes with it, we have a solution.
At Telappliant, we can provide a secure connection to the public cloud known as a “public cloud interconnect”. This makes sure that the least secure point between your office connection and the public server is secured, giving you peace of mind.