For many of the same reasons that outsourcing your data center is an attractive option for businesses—it’s scalable, flexible, and cost-effective—deploying software and services via the cloud is also a very attractive option.
The cloud takes the benefits associated with outsourcing your data center and makes them even more appealing. Need to scale up to ten times your current capacity? Not a problem. Need to downsize because your business is in a month-long lull? That’s easy, too. If you want to ensure flexibility and accessibility, it’s often hard to beat the cloud for most business needs.
But when it comes to the cloud, there are two different options for you to potentially deploy:
If your plans are to deploy a private cloud within in your own data center versus with a cloud service provider, you can expect to be faced with many software, hardware and architectural decisions to make. Not to mention the resources, different skills sets and new ways of thinking about IT service delivery.
A private cloud provides the advantage of added security over a public cloud because your business has complete ownership, control and maintenance of all the data within the private cloud environment. This increased security, does however come at the expense of losing the scalability available within a public cloud option.
Whether you should deploy a public cloud or a private cloud depends entirely on your needs. As mentioned above, a public cloud is highly scalable, but less secure because of the way that resources are pooled together, whereas a private cloud is very secure, but will require more time, expense and skills to deploy on your own. Private cloud deployments through a cloud service provider offer the best of both worlds for many organizations.
Understanding how both different types of clouds work is the key to determining which makes the most sense for your business. Regardless of what you choose to deploy, Telx provides cloud solutions that can be custom tailored to meet you needs. If you’d like to learn more about how the cloud can help your business, reach out to us via the contact page of our site, or by Facebook or Twitter.