Public Cloud and Private Cloud: Why Private Cloud Wins For Businesses

Making the decision to use either a Public Cloud or Private Cloud has its distinct advantages.Here are some of the differences between a Public and Private Cloud.

When Is a Public Cloud Appropriate?

Businesses and organizations who do not have the capital to fund the private cloud onto their business intranets will find that the more affordable option of public cloud computing to be a viable option. Many organizations simply do not have the bandwidth power or the data centers that are required for a full-fledged, comprehensive private cloud – this is where the public cloud tends to be a powerful asset. Small businesses who do not have cloud computing as one of their main assets can typically get away with public clouds. However, it is important to note that the tasks of maintaining certain aspects of the public cloud will be delegated to your provider. This will allow only a limited amount of control with very few customization options and scalability opportunities.

When Is A Private Cloud Best?

A private cloud, also called an internal cloud, uses the company’s intranet to host its data. Another option to consider would be to use a commercial data center provider’s private cloud. Most of this data is protected by Private Cloudregulatory protocols like firewalls and designated workers who have access to the private cloud. Private clouds are particularly beneficial for businesses and organizations who already have a fixed data center or want to move their services into a data center’s cloud infrastructure. A public cloud is just that – a computing cloud that is usually located off-site and managed by a third-party. The main point that separates a private cloud from a public cloud is who and how it is managed. The provider of your public cloud is responsible for the management and maintenance of it and its data centers. If you decide to use a data center’s private cloud, all you manage are the applications and resource management.

Private clouds are built exclusively with your business’ requirements in mind. It provides a more customized, standardized cloud that complements perfectly with your business’ objectives. Since it is hosted in your own data center or in a commercial data center provider’s private cloud, it tends to be more secure, making the private cloud a beneficial asset for organizations and businesses that deal with sensitive information. IT departments, financial institutions, and insurance companies tend to use the power of the private cloud. The private cloud addresses concerns regarding control and data security, which are factors that are given up to a certain degree in public cloud computing. Some of the unique benefits associated with a private cloud Include:

  • Private Computing Allows a Safe Space for Application Hosting. A private cloud is a fully managed IT solution that empowers businesses to execute applications and software right into the cloud without the fear of competitors or unauthorized personnel gaining access to it. The robust environment created by a private cloud tends to mesh well with innovative IT departments who want to use in-house engineers and app developers.
  • Dedicated Hardware Equates to Improved Security. Since data centers will typically be an in-house fixture, it will be more secure. If you have the proper antivirus software and anti-malware programs, and have a stringent process as to what sort of personnel will have untethered access to the data centers, then you can rest assure that the data is safe from prying eyes. When you have a private cloud, you will know exactly where the data is located, where it’s access points are located, and who is managing and maintaining it.
  • Better Resource Management and Opportunities to Save Time and Money. With private computing, you can intelligently use server resources to increase its efficiency and value. Organizations and businesses who transfer over to private cloud computing can downsize, where before several servers would be needed for certain CPU output. Virtualization can now reduce cost of operation. This allows businesses to easily manage applications, improve efficiency and decrease power consumption.

To learn more about the private cloud and how it can benefit your business’ framework and save money, contact us.

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