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Is a Public or Private Cloud the Right Choice for Your Company?

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There are some common cloud security myths that may make the conversation around moving hosting from on-premise to the cloud challenging for your leadership team. The thought of losing control of your data and applications may be holding you back from realizing the powerful benefits of moving to the cloud. There are many complexities that come with any type of infrastructure shift, and one of the key challenges you will need to work through is determining whether you should select a private or public cloud. There are unique nuances that may make one of these cloud-based storage solutions a better fit for your organization.

Public Cloud

Upgrade and maintenance costs are mitigated with any type of cloud solution, but a public cloud makes the most sense when you are not storing specific PII (Personally Identifiable Data) or highly secure information. Public cloud deployments have a relatively low entry point, and allow you to access your information regardless of your physical location, just like a private cloud. While information is not co-mingled within a public cloud, it is important to note that your data is likely to be sharing a server with another organization. The upside is that you have access to seamless scalability whenever you need it. If your business relies on being compliant to various government standards, it’s going to be more challenging to gain that certification with a public cloud as it relies on multi-tenancy to bring down the overall costs.

Private Cloud

A private cloud is an instance that is solely dedicated to your organization. While sharing many of the benefits of a public cloud such as unlimited scalability, private clouds go a step further when it comes to security. Private clouds make security certifications easier as your data and applications are stored on state-of-the-art virtualized hardware platforms. In addition, utilizing a private cloud as opposed to a public cloud allows you more flexibility in terms of configuration to support your specific business needs.

Security is the Key Difference

While security within a public cloud environment is still quite strong, only a logical separation controls access to data and applications. Cloud services are often low-cost, entry-level options for smaller organizations or those who are just dipping their toes into a cloud infrastructure environment. Google, Amazon AWS and Microsoft are some of the main providers of public cloud platforms. Alternatively, an enterprise public cloud offers dedicated servers and resources that are more secure and tailored. Having a trusted partner to manage your cloud implementations ensures that either solution will reduce the cost of in-house technology infrastructure and allow your business to scale effectively and much more rapidly than with traditional on-premise storage.

The good news is that you don’t have to make this journey to the cloud alone. The knowledgeable team at Coretelligent is always available to help you walk through the various scenarios and determine which is right for your organization. Very often, our team finds that our CoreCloud private cloud offers the greatest benefit and enhanced security for your organization. Contact us today toll free at 855-841-5888, or request a free initial consultation online to see how dedicated, virtualized hosting provides you with 99.99% uptime and 24/7/365 support for your advanced computing needs.

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