The cloud is not just the wave of the future but the here and the now. Largely, businesses are still confused by what exactly the cloud is, therefore, understanding the difference between the types of cloud computing isn’t exactly on their radar. First, let’s simplify the cloud; The cloud is a global network of servers acting as one hard drive that can be intelligently and automatically organized and can easily adapt to your data’s ever-changing needs. Your information is in a highly secure data center that you can access through the internet, instead of being on-premises.

Public Cloud  

The public cloud is where the provider has multiple tenants utilizing one server. Public cloud providers are Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, and Google Cloud Platform. Public cloud infrastructure is normally best for small to medium-sized businesses and single users.

  1. The public cloud expands the sharing and syncing capabilities, making it more accessible and the backup of data much simpler.
  2. There are on-demand resources available giving you near-unlimited scalability.
  3. With a large network of servers, there is insurance against disaster.

Private Cloud

A private cloud consists of cloud computing resources used solely by one business. Private cloud is best served for financial institutions, gaming, healthcare, manufacturing, and hospitality. If your business needs high security, governance, and regulation compliance then the private cloud is a better fit for you.

  1. Businesses can customize their infrastructure based on their specific needs.
  2. Your resources are not shared with others, resulting in a higher level of control and security.
  3. The private cloud is highly scalable and extremely efficient.

Cloud solutions allow for a wide array of businesses to have better control and scalability over their infrastructure. Your business’s individual needs will determine if public or private cloud is the optimal choice for you. Data Canopy offers a variety of cloud solutions and our experts are experienced in guiding clients through the discovery process. Contact us today to determine what solutions are the best fit for your business.