Differences Between Public, Private & Hybrid Cloud

As a tech professional, keeping your company’s data organized and secure is a high priority. No doubt you’ve already migrated some of it to the cloud or at least considered it. But even though people talk about “the cloud” as if it’s a monolithic thing, this isn’t the case. There are three distinct categories of cloud computing that offer different advantages and disadvantages depending on which you choose.

For example, a public cloud is one operated entirely by a third party and delivered over the internet. Although it provides a lot of scalability and elasticity, you have few options when it comes to customizing and controlling it. On the other hand, a private cloud is a network run and maintained internally within your own organization. You have near-total control over this type of setup, but it comes at a high cost because you’ll be responsible for every aspect of it.

Splitting the difference between these two models is the hybrid cloud framework. This combines your own private network with public cloud resources. The benefits include greater flexibility and reliability, but it requires more attention from you and is much more complex to manage.

Understanding your options is critical if you want to make the most responsible choices for your organization. To learn more about these cloud networks, take a look at the accompanying resource.

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