Is a Public Cloud Right For Your Business?

by Scott Wilson, July 28, 2016

As your business determines a need for cloud services, you’re based with another decision – public, private or a hybrid? Director of Technical Operations, Scott Wilson, is explaining each in a three part blog series to help you discover which is right for you. If you missed his description of a private cloud, just click here.

Unlike a private cloud that is owned by the organization, a public cloud is a pool of computing services that are delivered over the Internet via a cloud provider. The provider makes resources like applications and storage available to organizations over the Internet.

Public clouds generally use a pay-as-you-go model, which gives companies the benefit of paying only for the resources they consume. Public clouds allow for easy and inexpensive setup because the hardware, application and bandwidth costs are covered and maintained by the cloud provider and charged as part of the service agreement. Public clouds are used when an organization is less likely to need the level of infrastructure and security offered by private clouds. Organizations requiring data security can still utilize public clouds to make their operations significantly more efficient with the storage of nonsensitive content, online document collaboration, and webmail.

A public cloud offers ultimate scalability because cloud resources are available on demand from the cloud provider’s vast pool of resources. Organizations do not need to purchase and implement hardware to scale the environment; they just need to purchase more resources from the cloud provider. The availability of the public cloud via an Internet connection allows the services to be used wherever the client is located, making a public cloud location independent. Some examples of public cloud providers are Microsoft Windows Azure, and Amazon Web Services.

If you have additional questions or are in need of public cloud services, we’re happy to help. Call 800.698.1686 or email us.

This post is part 2 in a three part blog series from “CompTIA Cloud+ Certification Study Guide” by Scott Wilson and Nate Stammer

Written by: Scott Wilson - 7/28/2016