According to a recent TechTarget Cloud Pulse Survey, more than 39% of the business organizations are using hybrid cloud computing model as compared to 22% with private cloud and 40% companies depending upon public clouds.
Not only for the business enterprises, but the choice of deploying public, private or hybrid cloud infrastructure has puzzled everyone who-so-ever is concerned with embracing the promising cloud computing technology. Control, manageability, security, scalability, and flexibility are the point of distinctions between public and private cloud models, and considering that a balance of all is required to keep a business running smooth has evolved the concept of hybrid cloud model, and it’s getting popular with time.
Let’s begin to understand how feasible it is to build and manage private and hybrid clouds keeping in mind the above discussed attributes.
Private Cloud Infrastructure Model
Using a private cloud infrastructure, the business organization easily creates a secure and distinct cloud based environment that can be operated and accessed by specified clients, without interference of any third-party. The complete control and privacy is given to the only organization that is responsible to own the particular cloud model.
To especially characterize private clouds, high levels of network security and ring fencing of the cloud is accomplished – this is how private cloud services allow organizations to access and use distinct pool of resources that is hosted internally.
High security & privacy, improved reliability, cost & energy efficiency, more control and cloud bursting are some of the top reasons for investing in private cloud services. Apparently, anyone can say that these privately deployed cloud models are closer to the traditional model giving individual local access networks (LANs), but with additional benefits of virtualization.
Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Model
A hybrid cloud helps organizations to take advantages of both private and public cloud computing models. Today’s business enterprises are inclined towards hybrid cloud models as they are successful in acquiring IT pros highlighting scalability and flexibility features. No matter what your company plans are, hybrid cloud services have great capability to address the requirements without compromising on the quality levels.
On the other hand, it is a big challenge to manage hybrid cloud infrastructure as there are increased risks of data insecurity and data loss. However, the challenges can be controlled by learning right set of skills to manage hybrid cloud and making most of the offered advantages by this model.
So, which cloud infrastructure model fits well with your requirements? Does it really give you the reasons to think beyond present scenario… jumping into the future scope of data storage facilities? Drop your comments below to let us know.
Date: February 21, 2014