Cloud Computing - Private VS Public

Cloud popularity has grown rapidly in the past couple of years as more and more businesses see the flexibility that the cloud offers; however, it is not without complications as well as what is the perfect solution for one business it not always the perfect solution for another.  There are also different types of cloud computing, there is the private cloud, the public cloud as well as Etech offers a hybrid cloud in order to leverage the cloud benefits to meet your business's needs.  


What Is The Public Cloud?

A public cloud is “a style of computing where scalable and elastic IT-enabled capabilities are provided as a service to external customers using Internet technologies —i.e., public cloud computing uses cloud computing technologies to support customers that are external to the provider’s organization.”

Examples of public cloud service include Google (Gmail, etc.), Facebook, Salesforce, and Amazon Web Services. The most common benefits of the public cloud are:

  • Easy scalability
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Increased reliability

The biggest disadvantage of the public cloud is the security of organizational data. The question becomes, who really owns your data, you or the service your organization is utilizing in the cloud. Most public cloud providers have contracts and regulations that address these concerns for their clients. However geographical security concerns are at play because essentially your server could be in a different country which is governed by an entirely different set of security and/or privacy regulations, which may be a risk to sensitive data. 

What is a Private Cloud?

A private cloud refers to a cloud computing platform that is implemented for your company and hosted locally within a corporate firewall setting, under the control of your IT Professional. Advantages of a private cloud:

  • Gains in agility and speed
  • Reduces company costs
  • Improves overall service quality
  • Moving aligns with company initiatives and plans
  • Increases in data security

Etech offers private cloud hosting with a dedicated server for your company, customized to meet your needs.

What is a Hybrid Cloud? 

A hybrid cloud service utilizes both private and public clouds to perform distinct functions within the same organization. Hybrid cloud offers a number of benefits:

  • Scalability
  • Cost efficiencies
  • Security
  • Flexibility
  • Conclusion

Like with mobile and data strategies, organizations must develop a cloud strategy that fits their needs and goals, their future, and most importantly, their customers.  Whether this means sticking with the public cloud, going private, or developing a hybrid model, the goal remains the same; to streamline operations and increase efficiency.

Etech can help you decide what IT solution is best for your company's needs to meet the requirements of how your business operates.  Whether you prefer to stay with traditional computing of purchasing the hardware and software, Etech can help you maintain and keep your IT infrastructure running or if you prefer to move to a cloud solution, we can analyze the IT needs of your business and recommend a solution to help you meet your goals and IT computing needs. Call
us today at 515.289.9090.