In recent years, cloud computing has gone from being a possibly over-hyped buzzword to a key resource all kinds of organisations rely on to work. But with many options to take your pick from, it can seem overwhelming if you are coming to the cloud for the first time. However, the good news is that if you get it right, you’ll be nicely set up for years to come – and we can help.

One of the key things to consider is whether to go for a public, private or hybrid model. Each of these has different benefits, depending on the kind of data you have, the flexibility you need and the extent of your in-house resources.

Public cloud

With this option, a service provider makes resources available over a public network, including, for example, the Internet. Multiple users share these resources, which are available publicly.

You’ll find these options pretty flexible, and you can add more storage or computing power to handle demand, as you wish, easily and cost-effectively. You can also be up and running quickly, buying on a pay-as-you-go basis.

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Private cloud

As the name suggests, you won’t be sharing resources with others under a private cloud computing agreement. Services are delivered via secure connections, and you will benefit from additional control. What’s more, you’ll enjoy a strong level of visibility and protection. Equally, it’s very possible to have a solution that’s perfectly customised to your individual needs. These deployments, can, however, potentially be among the more expensive options.

Hybrid

As the name suggests, this involves a combination of public and private services, using the benefits of each for those areas of your business which need it. For example, for storing sensitive information you’d use the private element while benefiting from agility and scalability elsewhere using the public element. Bear in mind, though, that upfront costs may be higher.

There are no right or wrong answers – much will depend on your individual business and what industry you are in.

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