Cloud-services

The Cloud is now an indispensable part of business life and we see that more and more companies are taking the leap to store their applications and data in the Cloud. It shouldn’t surprise us that the Cloud industry is growing every day.

In this blog we discuss three different forms of Cloud deployment: Private Cloud, Public Cloud and Hybrid Cloud. But why is one model better than the other for your company? What are the differences and benefits you should consider? We explain all of this in the following blog!

What is a Public Cloud

The Public Cloud is a fully virtualized environment in which the services of a third party, the Cloud service provider, are used. They offer resources such as software, hardware, storage, servers, VM’s,… from a distance by using the internet. Well-known providers are Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services and IBM Cloud.

The resources above are owned by the service provider and are distributed to different customers/tenants. The data stored per tenant in the Cloud is always safely protected from the other tenants. This model is suitable for growing companies with fluctuating needs.

Advantages Public Cloud

  • Cost-efficient
  • Speed
  • Performance
  • Availability
  • Scalability
  • Flexibility

What is a Private Cloud

The Private Cloud, also Internal or Corporate Cloud, is an environment tailored to the needs and goals of a single company. Unlike the Public Cloud, it is not shared among different customers/tenants. With this model, you can choose to host this in a data center within your own company or to hire a hosting service provider as with the Public Cloud. Well-known providers are VMware, Dell EMC, IBM, HPE and Oracle.

The Private Cloud is tailored to your own company so you can choose which resources are purchased and used. This model is ideal for companies that find the Public Cloud unsuitable or unsafe for the needs of their business.

Advantages Private Cloud

  • Customized
  • Self-Service
  • Security
  • Predictable Costs
  • Speed 
  • Flexibility

What is a Hybrid Cloud

The Hybrid Cloud is a combination of the Public Cloud, Private Cloud and an on-premise IT infrastructure. This allows data and applications to move between different platforms. One of the biggest advantages of the Hybrid Cloud is thus flexibility and has the added advantage that within this model you can choose which important applications and business sensitive information you keep in-house and which you place in the Cloud. In this way you keep control and are not limited in speed and accessibility. Moreover, you also control the security of your most important data and applications when you store and manage them in-house.

The Hybrid Cloud is ideal for businesses that fluctuate a lot and want to be able to react quickly. This model makes it possible to expand and reduce the Cloud capacity when needed. Moreover, the cost-per-usage model also applies here so you only pay for what you use.

Advantages Hybrid Cloud

  • Self-service
  • Security
  • Speed
  • Availability
  • Flexibility
  • Scalability
  • Cost-efficient

As you can see, there are different ways to start with Cloud Computing. Do you want to start but don’t know how? Send an email to info@epact.be. We are happy to give you more information about the different possibilities that fit your business needs and goals.