Public Cloud

Moving to “Private Clouds” {2}

by Claudia J
The article that I read about was about private cloud computing and how it is something that enterprises will start to consider in a near future in order to have their data backup data information in-house instead of letting it be managed by an outside company. However, moving into private clouds has challenges such as operational and management issues which companies need to take into consideration before making the switch. The article explains how companies wanting to move to private clouds implementation needs to have a budget because it will require time for internal setup, IT training or hiring someone that has been exposed to clouding computing to perform the implementation process for the company. The main purpose of private cloud is to reduce costs and improve data access/backup efficiency. It is indeed important to have the IT management team be very sharp in server virtualization to be able to take advantage of all the things that private clouds offer. read more...

It’s Getting Cloudy These Days {1}

by Daniel L
The majority of businesses out there have migrated over to the cloud, but some are still thinking about making the switch.  When we talk about cloud computing, there are three options currently available – the private cloud, the public cloud, and the hybrid cloud.  Businesses are still trying to figure out which works best for them, but it all usually depends on the applications they want to move to the cloud along with the integration and compatibility with enterprise functions.  Some businesses have to comply with strict regulations, which also plays a major role on which type of cloud computing a business decides to use.  A business belonging to the pharmaceutical industry is a good example of when a private cloud would be used.  These businesses have very important applications and data, so they have to rely on their own private cloud, one that they would set up themselves with their own storage and servers, while maintaining integrity and abiding with regulations.  Then there are businesses out there that need to quickly get their services up and running, with fewer imposed regulations, that don’t need to worry too much about the integration of their data.  These are the businesses that should look into public clouds like Amazon Web Services, where they can sign up and start using services right away.  At the end of the day, most businesses will be opting for a hybrid cloud setup, regardless of regulatory requirements.  A hybrid cloud offers the best of both public and private cloud worlds. read more...