Public vs Private Cloud
Private cloud is dedicated to a single organization. With private cloud all the maintenance and management is the organizations responsibility. Private cloud is best for mid-to-large size organizations that have fluctuating needs. You also have direct control over your data and environments.
Private cloud offers added security because your data is protected behind a firewall under the control of your IT department, some companies host their private cloud with an external third-party provider. Private cloud is more expensive, but you have the ability to customize your specific IT requirements and needs.
Along with better security and more flexibility, your private cloud is not shared with other organizations, whether managed on-site or by a service provider. Hardware performance, network performance and storage performance can be specified and customized in the private cloud to meet the demands of your specific workflow.
- Managing and securing data is the responsibility of the vendor/partner.
- Public cloud is managed by a provider that stores your data in their data center.
- No contracts. Saves you money. You pay a fee-for service often based on utilization and data volume.
- By spreading infrastructure costs are across a number of users, each can operate on a low-cost plan.
- No hardware or maintenance costs incurred by your business.
- Primary benefits of the public cloud are the speed with which you can deploy IT resources.
- Easy and inexpensive set-up because hardware, application and bandwidth costs are covered by the provider.
- Scalability to meet needs.
- No wasted resources because you pay for what you use.