Comparing Cloud Computing Options – Public vs. Private vs. Hybrid

When choosing a Cloud computing option, it’s important you understand that there are a few different types of clouds you can choose from. Understanding their capabilities is important to finding the right cloud service for your needs. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the differences between the three different cloud computing options: public, private, and hybrid.

Public Clouds

For a public cloud, the service and infrastructure of the cloud is hosted off-site over the Internet. A public cloud is great for collaborating online with multiple peers. However, many IT professionals are concerned over the security of these clouds as the service is hosted off-site (giving them less control), and cloud security breaches are becoming more and more common.

Private Clouds

With a private cloud, the services and infrastructure are maintained on a (usually on-site) private network. A private cloud is more expensive than a public cloud. However, it gives your IT department much more control over who accesses the cloud and how. A private cloud is perfect for larger companies that must adhere to strict security and data privacy regulations.

Hybrid Clouds

A hybrid cloud allows you to choose which aspects of the cloud are public and which are private by picking and choosing services from different providers. This is a good option for companies who are interested in using the cloud with clients, as it allows you to make some data public to those clients, while keeping the rest of the data you have in the cloud private.

No matter which cloud you choose, make sure that you are consistently monitoring the security of your data and accessing that data with secure tools and apps. To learn more about accessing data from whichever cloud you saved it in, check out our 30 day free trial of TappIn Pro.

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