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Public, Private, or Hybrid Cloud - Which option is right for your organization?

Public Cloud

Public cloud computing is a style of computing where scalable and elastic IT-enabled capabilities are provided as a service to external customers using Internet technologies. Using public cloud services generates the types of economies of scale and sharing of resources that can reduce costs and increase choices of technologies. Use of public cloud services implies that any organization (in any industry sector and jurisdiction) can use the same services (e.g., infrastructure, platform, or software), without guarantees about where data is located and stored.

Private Cloud

Private cloud is a form of proprietary cloud computing architecture dedicated to a single organization and ensures that an organization is completely isolated from others. Private cloud serves as an extension of a company's existing data center and is accessible only by that company. Private clouds typically offer modest economies of scale and are most often driven by concerns around security, compliance, and keeping organizational assets within the firewall.

Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid cloud uses a mix of on-premise, private cloud and third-party, public cloud services with orchestration between the two platforms. By allowing workloads to move between private and public clouds, hybrid cloud gives businesses greater flexibility and more data deployment options. A hybrid cloud enables organizations to tap into the benefits of the public cloud while maintaining their own private cloud for sensitive, critical or highly regulated data and applications.

Cloud Benefits

  • Reduce infrastructure and operating costs
  • Optimize operating expenditures
  • Reduce capital expenditures
  • Increase and improve collaboration
  • Accelerate efficiency
  • Increase agility
  • Improve scalability
  • Reduce carbon footprint
  • Improve security with easy backup and recovery
  • Quick deployment

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