Probably you’ve noticed that in this day and age services like cloud computing at its highest peak, everyone talks about it, everyone has to have it, yet not many people know how it works or even what it is exactly, so let begin on the common question, what is cloud computing?
Well, to put it in simple words a cloud is a data center made up of compute and storage resources connected by a network, in other words, are all servers that are accessed over the Internet, and the software and databases that run on those servers. This can allow any user to access the same files and applications from almost any device, that’s because everything takes place on the CLOUD instead of locally on the user device, one simple example would be social media platforms, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, you can access any of those in any device, whether it is a phone or your computer and you’ll still have the same info you had on the previous device.
However there is not just one cloud, there are multiple types and each one is used for specific situations and needs, and identifying which one you need is a great first step into the new digitalization era of your own business. There are 3 types and those are private, public, and hybrid clouds, let’s see each one on more detail:
Let’s begin with a private cloud, it is a cloud service that is not shared with any other organization. The user that uses this type of cloud has the cloud all to themselves. Usually on this type of cloud the data center resources are on-premise and can be customizable to the organization’s needs. This type is perfect for highly-regulated industries, organizations that require high control and security, and want cost-effective options but still high performance. However this cloud has its limitations, it can be pretty expensive compared to public options when using a cellphone to access it can be limited, is not highly scalable.
On the other hand, we have public clouds, these are a cloud service that shares computing services with different users, nevertheless, none of the users’ data and applications is shares with the other cloud customers. Currently, it is the most popular cloud service used. Its functionality ranges from services like email and storage to infrastructure environments used for software development and testing. The one person in charge of managing all of the info of the users is the cloud vendor.
Usually, this one is used for predictable computing needs, like communication services, apps necessary to perform IT operations and for software development and test environments, it can reduce costs because it requires no investment to deploy and maintain the IT infrastructure, it is also scalable and flexible contrary to the private cloud, as well as more simple and less complex. As well as the previous cloud this one has some disadvantages some is that the total cost of ownership can arise when using it for large scales. is not as secure and you wouldn’t have much control or visibility into the infrastructure.
Finally a combination of both and its called hybrid cloud, in this one the resources are organized as an integrated infrastructure environment. Apps and data workloads can share the resources between public and private cloud deployment based on organizational business and technical policies around security, performance, scalability, cost, and efficiency, among other aspects. This one is commonly used in organizations that have several different IT security and performance requirements, also companies that what to improve security on cloud solutions that already exist as well as wanting to optimize costs. This type of cloud allows to have a flexible policy-driven deployment to distribute workloads across public and private infrastructure environments, it is scalable without putting at risk the security of the information and data, it is very reliable and its services can be distributed across multiple data centers and finally, it can improve security posture. On the bad side, it can be expensive and the infrastructure can be complicated because is a mix ob the previous cloud types.
As you can probably tell each one of the cloud types is very different and the one that will suit best for your company depends on your specific needs and requirements, and at Sreeyan we will not only help you identify those but also apply the correct service to your organization always giving the best quality service and the best quality, so what are you waiting for? contact us for a free quote at WWW.SREEYAN.COM