The Cloud is delivering benefits of business agility, competitive advantage and cost reduction to companies that have moved their workloads.
Public clouds are owned and operated by service providers. Customers benefit from economies of scale because infrastructure costs are spread across all users, thus allowing each individual client to operate on a low-cost, “pay-as-you-go” model. Public cloud infrastructures are typically larger in scale than an in-house enterprise cloud, which provides clients with seamless, on-demand scalability.
Private clouds are those that are built exclusively for an individual enterprise. They allow the firm to host applications in the cloud, while addressing concerns regarding data security and control, which is often lacking in a public cloud environment. There are two variations of private clouds, On-Premise, which is hosted within a company's data center, or External, which is hosted by cloud computing provider
Hybrid clouds combine the advantages of public and private cloud where a company can leverage third-party cloud providers in either a full or partial manner. A hybrid cloud environment is also capable of providing on-demand, externally-provisioned scalability. Augmenting a traditional private cloud with the resources of a public cloud can be used to manage any unexpected surges in workload.
BENEFITS OF CLOUD SOLUTIONS
Costs are dramatically reduced since there is no need to purchase and maintain equipment
Cloud offers many advanced security features that guarantee that data is securely stored and handled
Efficiently — and quickly — scale up/down their IT departments, according to business demands
Data and applications are available to employees no matter where they are.
Data uploaded to the cloud remains accessible for any computer with an internet connection, even if something happens to your office, or users computers
Dispersed groups of people can meet virtually and easily share information in real time and via shared storage
Cloud increases and eases collaboration, and enables complete visibility and control over all data
There is never a need for technology upgrades or CPE refreshes. Cloud continually ensures access to world-class enterprise technology.