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Public Vs Private Cloud for Business

When it comes to business, few things are as misunderstood as ‘the cloud’. The major issue it seems, is a common lack of knowledge: many professionals see the cloud as a single product, and therefore hold judgement on the cloud industry as a whole, based on stories of major cloud failure they may have seen in the news.
It’s understandable to see how such stories may cast shadows of doubt over cloud services, with high-profile cases of network failure from the likes of Amazon, Microsoft and Google in past years doing little to reinforce public opinion. However, what is often overlooked is that the cloud in these instances is a very different product to the cloud designed for single business use.
Public Cloud
Public cloud services, including applications, storage, email and other on-demand resources are made available to the general public by a service provider, such as Amazon, Google, or …

Cloud Computing Technology for Enterprises

Internet is represented as the ‘cloud’ and computing denotes software. Cloud computing refers to the delivery of technological resources to an alternate location. Cloud Computing is a prototype model where the data is permanently stored in servers on the internet and cached temporarily on clients. This includes desktop PCs, net cafes, laptops, palmtops, sensors, monitors, etc. A cloud can be held by a private or public enterprise. A public cloud is net-based service whereas a private cloud is a network or a data center that supplies hosted services to small groups.
Software-as-a-service envisages construction of hardware from the service. Cloud Computing enables infrastructure and services for the computer, as and when required which is called Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). The computer paraphernalia includes hard disk, development platform, database, power or the entire software applications. Platform-as-a-service in the cloud is used when a bundle of software and product development tools hosted on the …

Why Are Enterprise Organizations Virtualizing Mission-Critical Applications in the Public Cloud?

In the last few years a growing number of larger corporations and multinationals have moved a substantial percentage of tier two applications to the public cloud. The pay-as-you-go model of usage-based pricing provides an elasticity that is extremely cost-effective. This savings that the scalability and multi-tenancy of public cloud computing provide, is the main draw for all organizations to outsource to cloud hosting, and a driving force for the virtualization of tier one applications.
For enterprise organizations, the initial move to the public cloud has been a testing of the waters, and rightfully so. As the cloud has become a more well-defined environment, enterprise organizations are taking advantage of what public cloud hosting has to offer their mission-critical applications. In part due to a better understanding of security and more manageable hybrid cloud solutions, larger corporations are looking beyond the private cloud for tier one business solutions. The articles in …

Choosing a Cloud: Public, Private and Hybrid

The use of the cloud has been heralded as the future of computing and technology, but many claim that it is not the future as it is already here. More and more businesses and individuals are choosing to use the cloud for their hosting and computing needs. Utilising the cloud can bring benefits in terms of security, reliability and scalability and in terms of hosting can provide your website with extremely high levels of up-time. For those thinking about making the move into the cloud there are different types of cloud that they will need to consider. These are public clouds, private clouds and hybrid clouds. If you are thinking about moving your business into the cloud you will need to decide which type of cloud will be most suitable. These different types of cloud hosting will provide different services; these include IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), SaaS (Software as …

Cloud Deployment Models

Cloud computing services compose of cloud computing models that offer services directed to specific group of people involved. These can be classified into four major categories:

Private
Public
Community
Hybrid

Let us now understand about each one of these services one by one.
Private: A private cloud computing service is designed to serve individual organizations. This service may be managed internally by the cloud computing service provider or by some other party existing outside and hosted externally. Private cloud is also known as corporate cloud as it comprise an architecture rendering services to a specific number of people behind a firewall. With advances in technology that is prevalent in distributed computing and virtualization it is possible for the service providers to cater to the individual needs of the clients within the corporate world.
Public:
A public cloud computing is all about a service that offers standard cloud computing to the …