Cloud IT infrastructure – is it a reliable option for your company

The cloud is everywhere. Many businesses and IT powerhouses are moving their businesses to the cloud, reducing their expenses and saving on costs.

The flexibility, accessibility and cost-saving benefits of the cloud have been discussed widely for many years now and it seems like major companies see nothing wrong with moving their servers and infrastructure to the cloud. But how reliable is cloud IT infrastructure in reality? Should your company go the new, popular route, or should you stick to the good old hardware for a little bit longer?

Different options for various needs

Protecting data and locating it in the right space is one of the most important, if not critical decisions when it comes to finding the best home for your IT infrastructure. For many people the option seems to be either on-premises, physical computing or the cloud. The popular decision is to go with the cloud. But do you actually know that even the cloud has not just one, but many infrastructure options?

Public cloud

Going with the public cloud solutions, companies contract with a service provider to make available applications, services, data storage, and upgrades as needed. Operated over a public network, public cloud services are an affordable and fairly easy-to-use option for companies. There are several key advantages that speak for moving to a public cloud. One of them is reliability. Public cloud services are stored on banks of servers, providing their clients with high uptime levels and great maintenance.

Private cloud

This solution allows more internal control for the company and are a perfect way to go for companies that don’t want to share cloud space with others for security reasons. There is no doubt that private clouds are safer and allow more hands-on approach. Each company that uses a private cloud has their own dedicated server space and security plan in place, which focuses solely on the protection of their data.

Hybrid solutions

Both public and private clouds have their advantages and some companies have been waiting for a solution that would give them the best of both worlds. This is how hybrid solutions were created.

They may use public cloud providers along with third-party private cloud providers – for example AWS like Pro4People. Private and public components of hybrid solutions work alongside each other, independently protecting your data. They have the reliability of both previous solutions and allow companies to store and access different types of data in different spaces. That way companies may run their applications without a high compliance threshold on the public cloud and save their disaster recovery and customer data on a private cloud.