Which cloud option is right for you?
“Just put it in the cloud” A common phrase amongst business owners, employees, and any facility using some form of cloud storage. But do you know how often your cloud storage is backed up? What happens if there is an issue with the cloud and you lose your data? Did you know there are four common cloud-based strategies for businesses? The 4 types of clouds that businesses use are the following:
The public cloud uses the Internet to connect customers and services, providing easy, inexpensive access to software and storage. This option can be a good fit for smaller businesses and companies, however, it is not a good option for storing any highly sensitive data because there could be a higher chance that the data is not fully secure.
A private cloud is an infrastructure your I.T. team will build, maintain, and your business owns. It is created within your businessʼs firewall to restrict access to data and provide greater security for the information placed in the cloud. A private cloud allows an organization to easily customize their applications and data.
This strategy is for businesses concerned about performance, compliance, or security restrictions. It is a mixture (hybrid) of a private and public cloud. For example, you might put sensitive data in a private cloud to maximize security and then archive less critical data on a public cloud service to take advantage of the less expensive storage solutions.
For businesses that want powerful features without hosting them on in-house servers. This method gives business freedom of movement as it allows them access to applications such as email while on the road.