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Public vs Private vs Hybrid cloud

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Matthias Attard

Product Marketing Specialist

Public vs Private vs Hybrid cloud

There’s been a significant increase in the number of businesses transitioning to a cloud infrastructure. More and more organizations are switching to cloud as operations go remote. Cloud computing provides a myriad to excellent advantages for different types of businesses regardless of size or scope of work.

However, “going cloud” does require assessing the different types of models that you can integrate to, and it includes finding a solution that is best in line with your business. Although there are two primary types of cloud computing infrastructures (public and private cloud), there’s also been a buzz about a third type – hybrid cloud. And many organizations have started to explore this new cloud environment.

In light of this, we’re going talk about all three types of cloud environments, their advantages and uses cases – so here goes.

A Glance at the Public Cloud Environment

The public cloud infrastructure is basically a computing model where online and IT services are conveyed through the internet. It’s the most common type of cloud system and provides a host of different options when it comes to online data solutions and technical resources that are required to fulfill the continually expanding needs of businesses of all verticals and sizes.

The two most prominent features of a public cloud environment are:

  • Enhanced scalability and adaptability
  • Affordability

Use Cases

  • Great for technical requirements that help perform various IT and organizational operations.
  • For e-commerce businesses that have elaborate resource requirements.
  • Reduced time-to-market when there is a lack of IT resources.

The Benefits

  • No need for additional funding to implement, run, and maintain your IT landscape.
  • Minimal learning curve, public cloud systems aren’t overly complex because a third-party is responsible for overseeing your cloud infrastructure.
  • It’s cost-effective as the service is subscription-based with competitive pricing tiers.

A Glance at the Private Cloud Environment

A private cloud infrastructure involves the use of a “dedicated” environment for a single business. You won’t be sharing all the features and resources of the private cloud with any other business. Private cloud data centers are either secured on-site or are managed by a third-party company, providing a secure and “private” network. One of the best things about the private cloud environment is that you can have the vendor customize different features and security protocols in line with your business’ requirement.

Use cases

  • Typically used in adherence to regulatory and governance protocols
  • Great for when businesses can’t procure specialty software or hardware configurations
  • Great for when your customers are located in an area that a public cloud system can’t cover
  • For large businesses that require fast and innovative data center capabilities to drive cost down and boost operational efficiency

The Benefits

  • Private cloud systems offer exclusivity, which means the secured environment you’re accessing will not be used by another business.
  • It offers tailor-made security features when it comes to compliance protocols and configurations, customized for specific workload needs. 
  • It offers faster and reliable performance, especially when it comes to SLA (service level agreements).
  • It’s highly scalable - you can leverage various technical features to consistently evolve your business with changing trends and technological requirements.

A Glance at the Hybrid Cloud Environment

The hybrid cloud infrastructure is a blend of features from both public and private cloud systems. Using both environments interchangeably are usually designed as a highly integrated cloud ecosystem. For example, hybrid cloud provides businesses to designate different types of data and apps processes, allowing them to split the workload to be deployed by both public and private cloud environments.

Use Cases

  • For businesses that have multifaceted operations throughout different verticals involving regulatory, compliance, performance, and data security requirements.
  • For advanced security protocols like SaaS that have to be deployed utilizing private cloud networks
  • For businesses that need to test newer applications affordably, then switch to a private cloud network when the app succeeds.

The Benefits

  • A hybrid cloud environment offers scalable workload deployments throughout both public and private cloud systems based on regulatory policy, costing, performance, and security.
  • Secured data scalability on public cloud without the risk of disclosing confidential IT processes.
  • It provides unmatched reliability, helping businesses deploy services across a handful of both public and private cloud data centers.

How can BMIT Technologies help?

In all, selecting the right cloud environment primarily hinges on factors such as IT infrastructure limitations and your business requirements. However, it’s safe to say that choosing one environment is strictly preference-based because most companies use a blend of public, private, and hybrid cloud ecosystems to harness maximum value for money. 

Every client we work with requires different solutions. So, we tackle each need with our expertise in technology, business strategy and innovation.

We propose and develop intelligent, secure infrastructure solutions, help build your internal capabilities and identify opportunities to enhance your business potential through the application of innovative technologies. This ensures a greater level of business management and progression.

Want to learn more about public, private and hybrid cloud? Contact us and one of our experts will reach out and guide you accordingly.

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