Public Versus Private Cloud, What’s the Difference?
If your business is considering migrating to the cloud, you’ve probably discovered that there are other options beyond public cloud services. A private cloud can offer advantages that you may not have considered. Let’s take a look at the differences between them, and what you should consider before making a move to the cloud.
Public vs. Private Cloud Services
The main difference between the two is that a private cloud is proprietary. It is created, used and maintained by a single entity. Both public and private clouds serve a similar function, but a private cloud is only accessible by your organization, whereas the public cloud is shared by multiple people or organizations.
A knowledgeable cloud services provider can help smooth your transition to the cloud and provide for a more accessible end user experience. Here are some services that a cloud services provider can help your business with:
Support for Remote Locations or Workers
A private cloud is an excellent solution if you have several different locations or a staff that is on the road. Access is available from anywhere that has Internet service, at any time. This means your team can enjoy unlimited access to data, software, servers and more. A cloud services provider can help you to design and support an effective solution for your business.
Planning and Design
Setting up a private cloud is complex and requires planning. A cloud services provider has the ability and experience to design and implement a private cloud, hook you up to the public cloud, or create a hybrid of the two to accommodate your unique business needs.
Install, Support and On-Premise Needs
The beauty of the cloud, whether private or public, is that everything is connected. A cloud services provider can assess your network and determine the best approach, how to design and the install applications you may need, and more. A good provider will also provide remote support as well as on premise help when needed. Whether users are having trouble with applications or your in-house IT department needs help adjusting, your cloud service provider is ready to help.
Look for a provider that can help you address your internal needs, and one who will take the time to assess your business needs to help you determine whether to implement a private cloud or migrate to the public cloud. If you’re interested in learning more about our cloud services, give us a call and schedule a consultation with one of our team members.