Which Cloud Computing Model is Best for My Business?
Cloud computing is the safe, reliable and robust storage system that got the world talking – saving the business owners of today, one document at a time.
Left that important sales contract in the office? Not to worry, it’s in the Cloud! Disaster averted.
In the past, business owners were somewhat wary of cloud computing, being unsure about the safety and accessibility of their private data. As time has progressed, so has the use of cloud computing. Issues around security have been addressed, and the widespread adoption of the hybrid cloud means that cloud computing has become the go-to platform for forward-thinking businesses to keep on top of key information.
That now leaves the question: Which cloud computing model is best for my business?
Types of Cloud Computing:
Chances are, you’re already well aware of cloud computing. However, did you know that there are three varying infrastructures available? Each one is designed to fit individual business requirements.
The Public Cloud is the most basic cloud computing model, and it’s what we’re used to using in our everyday life. Typically, a service provider offers applications and storage to the public, over the internet – think Apple iCloud, social media platforms or Dropbox.
When it comes to business, the major benefit is convenience. Designed to be “plug-in-and-play” it’s easy for companies to set up, use and access. The Public Cloud allows users to upload documents with ease, and are usually accessible from any Internet-connected device.
The Public Cloud in action.
The public cloud is the ideal option for companies who are either just starting out, deal with information that is not classed as business critical or are not governed by external legislation and regulation.
In terms of usage and functionality, there is little to no difference between the Private and Public Cloud. What separates the two, is that the Private Cloud is solely used or owned by the business, therefore offering a greater level of security – ideal for running sensitive or critical data.
The Private Cloud in action
With its ability to provide a secure infrastructure, businesses and industries that deal with highly sensitive data or are governed by strict data-privacy legislations are most suited to the private cloud.
As the name would suggest, the Hybrid Cloud is an integrated mix of on-premises, public and private cloud applications. The ability to tailor the solution to individual business requirements has made the hybrid cloud the most desirable option for most modern-day businesses, especially those that deal with both sensitive and non-sensitive business data.
Hybrid Cloud in action
The hybrid cloud is ideal for any company that deals with both highly sensitive and non-sensitive data.
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At Arden Group we deliver robust communication solutions to businesses all over the UK. Our dedicated account management team will take the time to understand your company business and implement a solid cloud infrastructure, built around the requirements of your business. Contact us today for further information or to discover how cloud computing can benefit your business.