Private, Public or Hybrid – Choosing the Best Cloud Strategy

OCT 16, 2017

Whether it be Apple integrating it into customers’ data storage options, or India’s IT businesses taking advantage of a 1.9 billion dollar market, it seems that everyone has their head in the Cloud. With increasing issues surrounding traditional big data storage options, it is easy to see why. On-premise hardware solutions do not account for the mobility needs of the 21st century employee, who is constantly on the go. Both B2B and B2C organizations can benefit from cloud-based e-commerce and AI technology, which allow for quicker and more efficient monetary exchanges over the web. Is it time that your business embrace Cloud infrastructure?

When crafting your plan to switch to the Cloud, the most important move you can make is to start now. Many organizations underestimate the time and energy that goes into the transition, and by the time they finally take action, their reintegration strategy fumbles as it strives to transcend information blocks between departments. There are three routes that your Cloud infrastructure strategy can take: public, private, or hybrid. Here are the basics of each:

  • Consider public if you are serving customers who use Internet technologies to engage with your business. Public Cloud computing allows for availability to the greater public. These services are usually available on a pay as you go basis, and come in several service models such as SaaS (software as a service), PaaS (platform as a service), and IaaS (infrastructure as a service), all of which rely on a third-party provider to mediate the Cloud service between the business and its customers. For example, Amazon is the most famous leader in the public Cloud sector.
  • Consider private if you are seeking greater control and flexibility. Private Cloud computing can be more costly than public and is divided into two models: hosted and on-premise. A hosted private Cloud is leased from a third-party, while an on-premise Cloud is created and maintained specifically for the company. It can be heavily customized to your business’ needs, but typically private can have a higher associated cost.
  • Consider hybrid if you want the best of both Cloud strategies. This cost-effective method involves using both private and public servers to host your range of data; often companies store their most confidential information in the private Cloud and leverage the public Cloud component for their services to customers.

Don’t forget to expect evolution. As the popularity of cloud implementation takes hold with businesses around the world, its improvement is expedited by demand. Therefore, your transition to the cloud will not simply be a single point on the quarterly business plan. Anticipate continuously improving your system in response to changes both in the entirety of the cloud server system and trends in your specific industry. Trace3 is a premier provider of IT solutions and can help your organization build and maintain a Cloud infrastructure best fitted to your needs and goals. Schedule a meeting with us today and explore the power of the Cloud.

Source: Gartner’s 2017 Planning Guide for Cloud Computing

One Response to “Private, Public or Hybrid – Choosing the Best Cloud Strategy”

November 02, 2017 at 4:30 pm, Myriam said:

Great post – the Cloud is definitely the future!

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