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Public vs Private Cloud

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.

Public cloud

  • 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.