Public vs. Private vs. Hybrid -Tips to Choose the Best Cloud Model for Your Business

November 15, 2017

Anand Kannan


Gartner predicts that by 2020, $1 trillion or more may be spent on Cloud technology.

From the report, Cloud computing is widely implemented and organizations regardless of size are utilizing this robust technology to enhance value, productivity and return on IT investments.

However, understanding different types of Cloud models: Public, Private or Hybrid is recommended when it comes to selecting the best Cloud model that fits your needs.

According to RightScale’s 2017 State of the Cloud Report, Private Cloud adoption is waning, while Public and Hybrid approaches are growing.

Here are the differences between the three:

Public Cloud

The Public Cloud, a pay per use model, is a Cloud infrastructure with all the services available through web, so the computing infrastructure can be shared among multiple organizations. This makes this Cloud model an amazing option for businesses with a larger customer base. This model is owned and operated by service providers.

Some of the top examples of this type of model are Google Cloud Engine, Windows Azure, Amazon Cloud Services, Rackspace etc.

Advantages for businesses
  • Cost-effective
  • Easy deployments
  • On-demand scalability
  • Reliability
  • Continuous uptime
  • Zero maintenance
What kind of organization will benefit from this type of Cloud model?

Highly suited for organizations that aren’t infrastructure-, security-specific. Also companies that would like to store non-sensitive data can utilize this model to its fullest for their operations.

Private Cloud

Private Cloud is a business-specific infrastructure exclusively designed for individual companies. It provides options for hosting the data either on-site or at the service provider’s data center.

Advantages for businesses
  • Higher level of data security and safety
  • Less risky
  • Compliance
  • Reliability
  • Agility
  • Efficiency
  • Continuous uptime
What kind of organization will benefit from this type of Cloud model?

Exclusively for organizations planning to store sensitive or private data. Though expensive, this model is highly efficient, secure, and safe.

Hybrid Cloud

This type of Cloud model is a combination of Public and Private systems. Small and medium businesses that want to leverage both cost-effectiveness and robust data security, control and privacy will invest in this type of model.

Advantages for businesses
  • Secure and safe
  • Cost-effective
  • Flexible and scalable
  • Easy transition
What kind of organization will benefit from this type of Cloud model?

All Cloud models have their own set of limitations and benefits. It completely depends on the requirements of the businesses to pick the right model that fits their purpose and needs. While Public Cloud offers more scalability, Private Cloud ensures security and Hybrid provides the benefits of both. With a thorough understanding of your business’ requirements, the right Cloud model can be adopted.

Having a hard time finding the right Cloud model for your business? We can help!

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