Private Cloud vs Public Cloud: what is the best solution?
Datacenter.com – Cloud computing spans a range of classifications, types and architecture models. The transformative networked computing model can be categorized into three major types: Public Cloud, Private Cloud and Hybrid Cloud.
Hybrid IT has rapidly proven that it offers the flexibility for delivering new software applications and enhanced features quickly critical agility in the age of digital business. With that in mind, enterprises now need to identify the best distribution of services and applications and their strategy for connecting to the clouds they use.
This article explores the key differences between the classifications of Public, and Private cloud environments.
Public Cloud refers to the cloud computing model with which the IT services are delivered across the Internet. The computing functionality may range from common services such as email, apps and storage to the enterprise-grade OS platform or infrastructure environments used for software development and testing. The cloud vendor is responsible for developing, managing and maintaining the pool of computing resources shared between multiple tenants from across the network.
The advantages of Public Cloud solutions for business customers include:
- No investments required to deploy and maintain the IT infrastructure;
- Flexible pricing options based on different SLA offerings
However, there are disadvantages as well, including:
- The total cost of ownership (TCO) can rise exponentially for large-scale usage, specifically for midsize to large enterprises