For several weeks, we've been talking about the Cloud. Unfortunately, just when you're starting to feel like you understand, we're going to have to pull the rug out from under you... but not too hard. As if understanding one Cloud wasn't enough, there are actually different types of Cloud--three to be exact.
While each type of cloud provides the same basic type of service to your business and computer network, each one does it in a way that is unique and may be uniquely positioned to help your company.
1) Private Cloud
The private cloud is just that, private. What does this mean for you? Having a private cloud means a higher level of security and ensures that only your company is using that specific cloud setup. While this can enhance your ability to keep information secret, it also could impede progress if you need to allow outsiders into your network.
2) Public Cloud
Once again, much can be learned about the public cloud from the name itself. The public cloud is much more free form, allowing any number of companies and businesses access to its information and programs. While this may mean that security is a little harder to maintain, that type of free flowing, instant access to and between different entities may provide a more productive workplace.
3) Hybrid Cloud
As is so often the case in life, there are a lot of advantages to finding a middle ground between the private and public cloud, and the hybrid cloud provides just that. A hybrid cloud combines the privacy and security of the private cloud with the range of the public cloud, making it an important asset for many companies.
That wasn't too hard, was it? Don't worry. As soon as we've taught you everything WE know about the Cloud and you've finally wrapped your brain around it, something will inevitably change, and we'll be here to write another blog to help you understand.