Public, Private and Hybrid Clouds – What’s the difference?

Cloud computing has transformed from a niche solution to the standard way of running IT in every enterprise. But the question that every company asks is which type of cloud would be the best fit for your company. To pick the right solution, one must understand the differences between the three main types of cloud: the public, private and hybrid cloud.

Public Cloud – Public cloud is a classic cloud model where service providers use the Internet to allow access to the users. It is based on the ‘multi-tenant’ architecture. Public cloud offers an affordable solution that scales up or down as required and is flexible enough for startups and midsized firms. Public cloud is inexpensive to set up as it eliminates the cost associated with the initial deployment, software licensing fee and dedicated IT experts. This means it provides the best economies of scale, offers a pay per usage model, and offers a large pool of computing power and resources.

Private Cloud – In a private cloud, a company has exclusive access to individual resources and deploys its own platform and application. This infrastructure is secured beneath the layer of firewall that can only be accessed via the firm’s intranet over encrypted connections. Driven by concerns for safety and privacy, a private cloud provides enhanced levels of security and privacy as the entire computer infrastructure is dedicated to a single client. Private clouds can be expensive and, therefore, more suitable for well-established companies.

Hybrid Cloud – Hybrid cloud is often termed as the best of both worlds since it’s combines the features of public and private cloud. Sensitive data is secured within the private cloud, and other operations are carried out in the public cloud. So, the companies split their operations by running capacity sensitive development in the public cloud while the sensitive data stays protected. One of the key factors is that hybrid cloud relies on adaptability and a best-of-breed approach, which is why it’s rapidly becoming the most popular cloud solution.

We, at Ricoh India, carefully analyze your business requirements and offer the appropriate cloud solution for your company’s needs, goals, and growth. Keeping the varied requirements of the clients in mind, Ricoh offers an extensive catalogue of cloud data solutions to its clients, including fully managed virtual and dedicated servers, cloud infrastructure, and backup and disaster recovery solutions.

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