When we talk about Cloud computing, it is common to make jokes and analogies with the Clouds in our sky – instead of carrying data, they bring water. We can use transportation analogies to talk about the different types of Cloud services that you can hire. In our business, we transport data, but people transport works much the same way in terms of options.
To start, you should know that there are three different types, and each of them is designed specifically for an activity or purpose.
Migrating to the Cloud is a challenge, especially in Latin America; therefore, in this blog post, we will tell you what you need to know about the different types of Cloud to find out which is the best solution for your project.
What are the types of Cloud?
Based on the implementation model, there are three types of Cloud; these are the public Cloud, the private Cloud, and the hybrid Cloud. Learn about the features that make them different and the ideal type of Cloud for your needs and business.
As its name says, this type of Cloud is a public system, where the Cloud provider owns the infrastructure, and any Internet user can access it.
Inside the public Cloud infrastructure, the data of all users who use that Cloud are stored individually, thus sharing the available computing resources and always maintaining the separation of data.
Usually, access to the public Cloud is through the Internet, so any person or company accesses shared resources without needing more than an Internet connection. An example of public Cloud services is Gmail or Outlook email. Information from all email accounts of these services uploads to this public Cloud, but each user can only access their data. Google Drive is considered a public Cloud service, where you can create and store documents, spreadsheets, and other files online.
The Cloud is public, but that does not mean they don’t apply security and privacy mechanisms. Although you share resources with other users, the space you use to store your information is safe, and no other user has access to it. Organizations can customize privacy settings within the parameters of the Cloud to suit their needs.
Imagine the public Cloud as a public transportation mode, where you pay a lower price for the service and share the vehicle with other users. (IE Bus, Train vs. private car rental or taxi)
In contrast to the public Cloud, the private Cloud is an exclusive service and usually at a higher cost. With a private Cloud, you no longer have to share resources with other users, as they are dedicated exclusively to you.
A single organization operates a private Cloud and allows them to adopt Cloud computing much more flexibly, with corporate services and higher levels of security.
Continuing with the transportation analogy, a private Cloud would be equivalent to your car, which has all the spaces and components solely at your service, and you don’t have to share with anyone.
Organizations use the hybrid Cloud to identify a service that mixes the capabilities and benefits of the public and private Cloud, building a better solution for an organization using the best of public and private Cloud.
In other words, with the hybrid Cloud, you can store certain services in the private Cloud, and, at the same time, you can have a public Cloud store other types of data or interact more simply with customers and other organizations.
In this way, you have both types of Cloud and share the infrastructure costs with other clients. So, when it is impossible to grow locally within your own data center or company, you can take it to the Cloud, for example.
Many companies make use of the hybrid Cloud to its countless advantages. Nowadays, most of them have hybrid Cloud resources due to the different integrations and connections.
Examples of these hybrid Cloud systems are government organizations, which tend to use the private Cloud to store data, and the public Cloud to share certain information with their audience.
In our analogy, the hybrid Cloud would be the equivalent of an Uber service, where even though you don’t own the car, you use it only for yourself.
It is essential to keep in mind that all companies are different and have different needs. That is why it is crucial that before implementing any Cloud solution for your company, you must know the current status of your organization and expectations about the services you want to offer either for your users or internally within your company.
EdgeUno offers Cloud by design as a service. Through guidance and advice, the best Cloud solution is developed for each project, taking into account your unique needs and business expectations.
If you want to know more about the types of Cloud and the most suitable solutions for your project, do not hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to assist you.