Cloud computing can help you save time, boost productivity and improve collaboration.
But, effective cloud infrastructure management is often difficult for organizations in Dallas and Austin. Why?… Because it’s a huge job trying to ensure that you have the critical hardware, software and ever-evolving cloud-based applications that truly work for you. We get many questions from our clients about cloud computing. We’ve shared some of them below.
Should We Use A Public, Private Or Hybrid Cloud Solution?
To answer this question requires an assessment of your operations and business goals. But, we’ll try to help you understand the difference between the three:
A Public Cloud is on an external platform where you get your own cloud within a shared infrastructure.
You can get everything from system resources to security and maintenance of your cloud. It’s set up for a wide range of customers and is best for organizations that want elasticity, cost-effectiveness, and the latest technology. A public cloud service is based on a pay-as-you-go model and managed by the cloud service.
A private cloud provides much more security than a Public Cloud.
A Private Cloud is a platform built within your own walls on your own hardware and software. The delivery model of a private cloud is much the same as a public cloud, but its provided behind a firewall – and it’s only accessible to your users or those you authorize.
You would use a private cloud to take advantage of virtualization and the centralization that cloud computing offers, but without the potential security problems that can arise from using a public cloud.
Since a private cloud is managed by your IT team, it’s ideal if you want exclusive access, more flexibility and greater control over the Cloud. Using a private cloud service is usually more expensive than using a public cloud service.
A Hybrid Cloud combines the benefits of both a private and public cloud service.
With a hybrid cloud system, your IT team manages part of the cloud in-house and the rest off-site. Hybrid cloud services integrate your in-house IT system with other products or services to meet your unique needs. For example, a hybrid cloud system is perfect for a small business that wants to manage business-related data (such as client files) in-house but wants to store less-sensitive information with a third party.
How Do We Decide Which Is Right For Us?
The best thing to do is to contact a local cloud solution provider like Network Elites who can come to your site and perform an IT assessment to determine what your organization needs. Our outsourced IT consultants are experienced in the technology you use and can help you choose the cloud services that will provide the most benefits.
Who Will Manage Our Cloud Solution?
The value of outsourcing your cloud solution management is that you’ll be assured your cloud services will be migrated and integrated properly with your current IT infrastructure. When you do, you’ll benefit from a robust, scalable, and resilient infrastructure tailored to your specific business needs.
What Are Some Of The Benefits Of Using The Cloud Solutions?
There are a variety of reasons why a small-to-medium-sized business (SMB) should take advantage of the cloud computing. Benefits include reduced IT costs, increased security, availability, productivity, flexibility, scalability, storage, speed, and competitiveness.