How to Select the Right Cloud Platform for Your Business
We’ve seen lately how Cloud Computing became necessary for every company, regardless the industry, thanks to its benefits. Building Trust in a Cloud Sky report stated that, until the end of this year, 80% of all IT budgets would be committed to cloud apps and solutions. Are you also planning to choose a cloud platform and you don’t know exactly which would work best for your business? Let’s take a look at these three options below and compare them, for a brighter vision.
Public Cloud, great efficiency
Public cloud is seen as a way to scale IT resources on demand, without having to maintain too many infrastructure components, applications or development resources in-house.
The level of efficiency is excellent and, despite the general concern that public cloud is vulnerable to threats, the latest Cloud Security Spotlight Report revealed the opposite. A majority of over 52% of companies believe that cloud apps are as secure or more secure than on-premises applications, up from only 40% in last year’s survey.
Also, according to Forrester, more than 50% of global enterprises will rely this year on at least one public cloud platform to drive digital transformation.
Private Cloud, exceptional level of security, high costs
In private cloud, your services and infrastructure are maintained on a private network, with the highest level of security and control. You have to purchase the software, infrastructure and high cost of management but you will be the only one who benefits from this service.
If your company leverages big data and it’s part of an industry that must respond to strict security demands, then this could be a viable option.
Hybrid Cloud, more options, more tracking
With the hybrid cloud, you can have both public and private services, as your business demands change. For example, you could host your website within a private cloud and a brochure site in a public cloud, where it is more cost-effective. This also means that you have to keep track of all of them and make sure that your information is updated everywhere.
The RightScale 2017 State of the Cloud Report shows that hybrid cloud is most preferred, 67% of their respondents are using it, in comparison with the 22% that are using public cloud only and the 5% respondents that are using private cloud only.
Choosing a cloud service is strictly related to your business needs and each of the types layered above can be helpful and appropriate. Which one would you prefer?
If you have questions about the topic, do not hold back on them.