Public and private clouds both have their advantages. To benefit from both of their strengths, many enterprises are choosing a hybrid cloud.
- Public and Private Cloud
- Why are Some Companies Choosing Hybrid?
- Optimizing Agility
- Maintaining Compliance
- Facilitating Partnerships
- Leveraging Real-Time Decisions
- Moving Forward with Cloud
Cloud is generally considered a solution that can help businesses control their expenses while giving them the agility to innovate and outmaneuver their competition. The question many organizations have is which type of cloud makes the most sense: public, private, or hybrid. Let’s look at general understandings of the public and private categories and why many enterprises are choosing the compromise of a hybrid.
Public and Private Cloud
Total expenditure on cloud infrastructure is projected at $38.2 billion this year by IDC. This technology is only continuing to grow, so businesses have options – it’s just a matter of deciding which route to take. It used to be that organizations would determine which one of those models made sense primarily based on their industry. Finance companies would generally choose private cloud, for instance. By keeping their cloud in-house, they were able to retain full control of security parameters and know where data was at all times for easier compliance with regulations.