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Ask Approyo: Public, Private and Hybrid Clouds

Cloud computing broadly breaks down into 3 different models – Public, Private and Hybrid - choosing the right one starts with understanding business objectives and how best they align with the values each model delivers.

Hear from Approyo CEO Christopher Carter as he breaks down Cloud Computing:

Public Cloud Think of Amazon, anyone and everyone can be on this cloud with you. A Public Cloud is one that’s based on the standard cloud computing model where services, applications and storage are made available to users over the Internet ‘as a service’ – typically on a Pay Per Use model. While Public Clouds are appealing to many businesses as they reduce complexity and lead times, because the underlying architecture is fixed, there is less scope for customization for security and performance. There are many types of Public Cloud, the most common being Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), Platform as a service (PaaS), Software as a service (SaaS) and Desktop as a service (DaaS) platforms – all of which we make available to the channel through our proprietary Cloud services. The economies of scale afforded by Public Cloud computing are what make this technology highly attractive.

Private Cloud You own it. You and your network are segmented off. You don’t have anyone else on the same platform as you. Approyo runs this type of cloud for our customers.

Private Clouds consist of cloud infrastructure that is deployed solely for a single organization, whether managed internally or hosted by a third-party externally. They require a significant level of engagement from both management and IT departments to virtualize the business environment, and also mean evaluating how existing resources should be reallocated in the cloud. Private Clouds offer scope for advanced security, high availability or fault tolerant solutions that are not possible in a Public Cloud. However, as they are effectively ‘stand-alone’ solutions in their own right, building a Private Cloud still involves significant investment, and does not therefore deliver the shorter-term economies that Public Cloud can.

Hybrid Cloud As the name suggests, a hybrid cloud comprises both private (internal) and public (external) cloud services. Typically a business might run an application primarily on a private cloud, but rely on a public cloud to accommodate spikes in usage. Customized rules and policies govern areas such as security and the underlying infrastructure, with tasks allocated to internal or external clouds as necessary.

What’s right for you? Your Data is important to your business. You want it to be secure, so no one else can touch your information. Connect with Approyo today and we will help your company navigate all the cloud options.

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