June 17, 2024

Cliff Hillestad

Innovative Tech Solutions

Choosing The Right Cloud Deployment Model

3 min read

Introduction

Going to the cloud is the next big thing. Cloud computing has changed the way we do business and it’s changing the way we live. It’s been a popular topic for years, but now that more and more businesses have made their move to cloud computing, there are still some people who wonder if they should go to the cloud or not. There are many different deployment models for cloud computing out there; public, private, hybrid cloud etc. Many businesses wonder which model is right for their needs? In this article we will discuss each of these deployment models so you can decide what works best for your business needs!

Public Cloud

In a public cloud, you don’t have to install software or hardware. Your systems are shared with other organizations and your data is stored on a server that is owned and managed by the cloud provider. You can access it from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection.

Private Cloud

Private cloud is a cloud infrastructure that is owned, operated and managed by the organization. It allows businesses to keep their data private and secure without having to worry about third-party vendors accessing it.

Private clouds are also ideal for organizations with limited IT resources because they offer greater control over how the system operates compared to public clouds, where you’re dependent on someone else’s data center operations expertise.

Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid cloud is a combination of public and private clouds. It allows you to use the best of both worlds, while keeping your existing infrastructure intact. Hybrid cloud can be used as an interim step toward migrating completely to the public cloud, or it can be used as an extension of your organization’s existing environment.

Hybrid Cloud Advantages:

  • You can keep your existing infrastructure while using a public cloud provider for additional services. For example, if you want high availability for some applications but don’t want to pay for dedicated hardware or software licenses for those applications in case there are no significant spikes in demand (which may not happen), then hybrid deployment might be ideal for you!
  • You don’t need any special knowledge about building out complex networks or managing servers–everything is done by third-party providers who specialize in these tasks so that all they need from customers are specifications (e.g., number of users) and requirements (e.g., uptime).

Community Cloud

Community Cloud is a type of cloud computing where resources are shared by a group of organizations. It’s aimed at making it easier for smaller companies to access the benefits of cloud computing without having to invest in their own infrastructure.

In this model, providers offer services that allow multiple customers to share the same physical or virtualized infrastructure and services as if they owned them individually. The provider manages all aspects of the service including security and uptime requirements while customers pay based on usage rather than having upfront costs associated with purchasing hardware or software licenses.

The right cloud deployment model depends on your business needs.

The right cloud deployment model depends on your business needs.

While there are many options available, we’ll focus on four of the most common: public clouds, private clouds and hybrid models. We’ll also touch on community clouds, which are less common but still worth considering if they fit your business model.

Conclusion

If you’re looking to take advantage of the benefits of a cloud deployment model, there are many options available. The right choice depends on your business needs and what you want to accomplish. If you have any questions about which model is best for your organization, contact us today!